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Nov 27 '14 12:36

Dutch company Fastned is going to build fast charging stations in Germany.

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Nov 27 '14 12:03

The Nigerian parliament wants oil company Shell to pay nearly 4 billion dollars (3.2 billion euro) for the damage caused by an oil spill at its offshore oil field in Bonga in December 2011.

Nov 27 '14 11:44

After 61 days, an end has come to the strike at the chlorine plant MEB of Akzo Nobel. This was the longest strike that the group has ever faced.

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Nov 27 '14 09:42

On Wednesday evening the Amsterdam City Council almost unanimously approved port Alderman Kajsa Ollongren's (D66) proposal for the construction of a new sea lock in IJmuiden. Amsterdam will contribute a maximum of 105.25 million euro to the project.

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Nov 27 '14 09:21

Households will spend an average of 25 euro less on their energy bills next year.

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Nov 26 '14 19:29

The bird flu epidemic has claimed a over 10 million euros in damages to the food industry this week, and between 9 to 10 million euros last week, according to the calculations by the LEI research institute.

Nov 26 '14 14:40

The financial management of the municipality of Amsterdam is not in order and must be reorganized. That is the conclusion a quick scan at the civil service Resources and Control of the municipality.

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Nov 26 '14 09:25

The Ducth economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2015, twice as fast as in 2014. There is however no reason for exuberant optimism, say economist of Rabobank in their Vision of 2015.

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Nov 25 '14 17:45

The Dutch lead a high quality life, but might not be able to maintain this for future generations, according to the joint press release by Central Planning Bureau (CPB), the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL), the Social and Cultural Planning Office (SCP) and the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

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Nov 25 '14 09:48

A test done by the Consumers Union showed that many online stores take too long to do refunds. In nearly 40 percent of the cases, the amount of returned items were not refunded in two weeks.

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Nov 25 '14 08:54

Swans, geese and gulls are being caught to check if they are carriers of avian influenza. Stat Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs announced this precautionary measure in a letter to parliament on the progress of tackling bird flu.

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Nov 25 '14 08:35

ING announced on Tuesday that it will cut approximately 1,700 jobs in the Netherlands within the next three years. The financial group wants to focus more on the digitization of its banking activities.

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Nov 25 '14 08:13

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. has agreed to pay up to $840 million to acquire Prosensa Halding NV, a bio-pharmaceutical company from Leiden.

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Nov 25 '14 07:52

The Netherlands will pay the European Commission's additional tax of 642.7 million euro by the end of this year. This is written in the Autumn Memorandum which Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance sent to the Chamber last week.

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Nov 24 '14 23:05

The industrial sectors in the Netherlands can expect to see growth in investments of about 15 percent in 2015, official government agency Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reported Monday. Investment is expected to climb even higher for chemical product manufacturers and refineries, which are expected to see an increase of 23 percent to a total of two billion euros.

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Nov 24 '14 12:59

The government and the RegioBank will join forces to maintain ATMs and other banking services in sparsely populated regions.

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Nov 24 '14 12:24

In 2013 traffic jams on Dutch highways cost businesses between 613 and 797 million euro.

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Nov 24 '14 11:01

On Sunday State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs announced other measures to prevent bird flu from spreading.

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Nov 24 '14 10:18

A Dutch company will receive 21 million euro to ensure that another super storm will not flood the subway stations of New York.

Nov 24 '14 10:05

Since the advent of Sunday- and online shopping, the interest in shopping evenings has declined, especially in recent years. The number of late night shoppers has plummeted in almost all major cities.

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Nov 24 '14 08:20

In Barneveld on Saturday 8 thousand ducks were culled on a farm as a precaution, reports the Ministry of Economic Affairs. An investigation showed that the farm was visited by a truck that also visited the bird flu infected farm in Kamperveen.

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Nov 21 '14 14:37

After presenting a business case to improve power and electrical supply to hospitals in Rwanda, Alliander & Cordaid won the "Best New Partnership Award" in The Partnership Election 2014. This competition challenges young professionals to form a partnership with a NGO and/or the government and develop a business case in a developing country.

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Nov 21 '14 12:54

A third case of bird flu has been detected on a poultry farm in Kamperveen, Overjissel. The farm has a fixed total of around 10 thousand animals, which will be culled according to European rules.

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Nov 21 '14 11:02

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has adjusted its location policy for the gold reserve. The DNB announced today that it shifted some of the gold from the United States to the Netherlands in order to achieve a more balanced distribution over different locations.

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