Business

Terrace
Jul 11 '14 13:54

The economic bureau of ING writes that the number of bankruptcies expected in businesses this year will drop with 15 percent to around 8000, compared to around 9400 last year.

sick
Jul 10 '14 13:43

According to insurer Univé, 43 percent of entrepreneurs do not opt for sufficient coverage because they have a working partner, become ill unexpectedly, or have savings.

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Jul 9 '14 13:26

A painting by Dutch Golden Age master Johannes Vermeer sold at auction 6.2 million British pounds (€7.8 million) at Christie’s auction house in London on Tuesday. “Sint Praxedis” shows Saint Praxedis, the supposedly virginal daughter of Saint Pudens, a former Roman senator, and sister of Saint Pudentiana, squeezing out a sponge saturated with the blood of a martyr into a chalice.

papertickets
Jul 9 '14 12:29

Wednesday marked the end of paper tickets on trains in the Netherlands, and so far there have been few problems, the NS said. Instead of buying single-use paper tickets, train passengers can instead buy single-use OV chip cards, though they are not sold in every machine at train stations.

Milieudefensie
Jul 8 '14 14:40

Friends Of The Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) members that were arrested on Monday morning during a protest at the Microsoft Netherlands headquarters at Schiphol have been released.

Henk Kamp
Jul 8 '14 10:48

The Cabinet wants to make it possible for entrepreneurs in the Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) to be able to borrow more money to finance growth plans, according to a letter to Parliament from Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs Tuesday.

Brouwerij 't IJ
Jul 7 '14 15:29

In the last 11 years, 'special beer' breweries in The Netherlands have grown in number from 64 in 2003 to 220 this year, according to figures from the Small Brewery Collective (KBC), the largest micro-brewery cooperation in The Netherlands.

Coffee
Jul 7 '14 14:01

Starbucks and Dutch coffee company Douwe Egberts (DE) believe that the future of the professional coffee market lies in at-work coffee stalls. This does mean that drinking coffee at work will come at a price.

Jul 7 '14 12:49

There has been a rush for the football World Cup 2014 commemorative coins that show Robin van Persie's iconic goal.

KPN
Jul 3 '14 11:05

The European Commission has permitted Dutch telecom company KPN to sell its German subsidiary E-Plus to the Spanish Telefónica, which plans to merge E-Plus with another German subsidiary, O2.

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Jul 2 '14 16:02

Lasst year, asbestos treatment companies were fined for violating rules twice as many times as in 2012. The SZW Inspection, formerly the labour inspection, discovered 433 cases of violation in 2013. This was just over 200 in the previous year.

newspapers
Jul 1 '14 16:02

Persgroep has put in an offer for the British media company Mecom, mother company of Wegener which publishes local papers such as De Stentor and the Eindhovense Dagblad, the companies announced on Monday.

iPhone
Jul 1 '14 14:33

Dutch companies are at the forefront of social media according to statistics released Tuesday by the Statistics Netherland (CBS). More then a quarter of companies in the Netherlands are using Twitter and other microblogs like to communicate with their customers.

Deutsche Bank
Jul 1 '14 14:10

ABN Amro mother company Deutsche Bank is planning remove 600 jobs in two consecutive dismissal rounds. According to the Financieele Dagblad (FD), the jobs are mostly ex-ABN Amro staff members.

Jun 30 '14 13:28

VDL Nedcar is set to become the employer of around a thousand new workers within a few years as it is getting ready to officially open its factory on the 17th of July, at the honor of King Willem-Alexander.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Jun 30 '14 11:35

The NS is hesitant about introducing the new high-speed trains, or 'flitstreinen' before 2021. In a letter to State Secretary Wilma Mansveld of Infrastructure, Timo Huges, NS-chief, writes that the new intercity trains will not be able to travel faster than 200 kilometers per hour.

Jun 30 '14 09:47

Dutch bank ING has denied claims that it is planning to move part of its headquarters, such as important staff departments, abroad. The Financieele Dagblad newspaper reported this, which the ING has said is "factually incorrect."

Massage_Frankfurt
Jun 27 '14 11:42

Tika is a sexual assistant for the disabled, autistic people, schizophrenics and sexual offenders. A photo book about her work is being made. It is called 'I please people.'

Jun 27 '14 11:38

Banks and insurers know the risk of corruption, especially in the form of bribery or conflict of interest but not much is done to prevent this from occurring. Corruption risks are being overlooked within the organisation, the directors and employees.

Amstel Hotel
Jun 27 '14 09:11

A price of 800,000 euro per room was paid for the Amstel Hotel in Amterdam which was sold to hotel group Katara Hospitality from Qatar, according to property-website PropertyNL. The five star hotel counts 55 rooms and 24 suites and is located ideally between the financial, cultural and shopping district as it overlooks the Amstel River.

belkin tour de france
Jun 26 '14 12:59

The Netherlands-based cycling team sponsored by Belkin has announced the selection of their Tour de France cyclists earlier this week. Seven Dutch will travel to the starting line in Leeds, England where this year's Tour begins.

Jun 26 '14 11:14

Post order company Neckermann that has been declared bankrupt is pushing on but laying off the lion's share of its employers.

statistics
Jun 25 '14 16:06

The Netherlands is one of the first countries in the EU taking on the new international guideline for national accounts.This influences already-published macro-economic figures and also earlier estimations of the economic growth in the first quarter, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reports.

Essent
Jun 25 '14 14:45

According to an investigation conducted in cooperation with Omroep Brabant, the province of Brabant earned €4.7 billion from energy company Essent in the last 14 years.

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