Business

Jul 30 '14 14:05

Taxi service Uber wants to open up the market for private drivers to be able to make a bit of extra cash by offering their chauffeur services in Uber's taxi app. Clients would pay half the price for their trip with the app's new scheme. The service is called UberPOP and will start in Amsterdam today.

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Jul 30 '14 10:04

In response to the question whether companies such as Malaysia Airlines, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa took unnecessary risks by flying in dangerous airspace, the Royal Dutch Airlines has responded that they could not have come to another decision. De Telegraaf reports.

Jul 29 '14 15:31

Mexican telecom company América Móvil has reduced its share in KPN from 24.83 percent to 22.6 percent, keeping two seats on the board of commissioners of KPM.

Gym
Jul 29 '14 15:10

The Rabobank says that fitness centers in The Netherlands are looking at losses now that the consumer is more hesitant to spend money on luxury items. After years of explosive growth, half of the roughly 1,650 fitness centers in The Netherlands are in trouble, de Volkskrant reports.

Jul 25 '14 13:59

Despite unwelcoming market circumstances and heavy competition, Air France KLM has managed a light increase in turnover for the second quarter to €6.45 billion. Losses are also limited to €6 million.

Fries
Jul 25 '14 13:18

Dutch potato processing company Farm Frites from Oudenhoorn in Zuid-Holland is unable to receive a loan from the bank to built a factory in Russia that will produce fries. The conglomerate has postponed the construction of that factory. The EU has imposed a boycott due to the plane crash tragedy in Ukraine, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

Jul 25 '14 09:20

Roughly 190,000 passengers will travel through Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport on Friday, making it the busiest travel day of the year. The total number of people arriving and departing from Schiphol is up by 10,000 over last year’s busiest day.

Malaysia Airlines
Jul 24 '14 13:45

Malaysia Airlines may become bankrupt after their second crash scandal within just four months rocks the airline to its foundations. The companies only remaining options seem to be delisting, according to sources from Bloomberg.

Jan Kees de Jager
Jul 21 '14 15:04

KPN's new CFO position has been given to Jan Kees de Jager. De Jager was Minister of Finance in the Cabinet Rutte I between 2010 and 2012. From August, he will be financial director of the Dutch telecom service.

Jul 17 '14 11:29

The old tram depot De Hallen on the Bellamy square in Amsterdam Oud-West will soon be the home of new food courts called Foodhallen, styled after the same concepts in Madrid and London, het Parool reports.

Nedcar
Jul 17 '14 10:17

King Willem-Alexander will officially open the car factory from VDL Nedcar today. After the company, which produced Mitsubishi vehicles, closed in 2012, VDL became the new owner. The plant has now been refurbished, and will now be rolling out BMW's Minis.

Jul 16 '14 14:59

New research by Dutch bank ING suggests consumer confidence in the Netherlands economy has fallen for the first time in a year. The report, published Wednesday, shows that some 70 percent of people living in the country see unemployment as the biggest problem facing the economy.

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Jul 15 '14 17:37

Free newspaper Spits will end its publishing run in October, its parent company Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG) announced today. The company plans to merge Spits with Metro, another free Monday-Friday paper owned by the company.

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Jul 15 '14 17:10

Logos for Dutch television channels could permanently damage television channels if those logos are left on screen for too long, warns Frans Klein, head of Dutch public broadcasting organization NPO. In a memo, Klein cautioned that damage claims from television owners could cost the firm millions due to the issue, caused by a process called “burn-in.”

Schiphol Airport
Jul 15 '14 15:52

British price fighter airline easyJet has come to terms with Schiphol to create a base of operations at the Dutch airport. The company plans to permanently maintain at least three aircraft in Amsterdam, a move the company says will create 400 jobs in the Netherlands.

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Jul 11 '14 15:45

KLM crew flying to Tel Aviv no longer overnight in the city, an airline spokesperson has announced.

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Jul 11 '14 14:28

Havenbedrijf (Harbor Company) Rotterdam has secured the deal to complete construction of the largest ship in the world.

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.

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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.

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