Business

Jan 2 '14 11:18

Protesting groups from Groningen announced large-scale protests to demand attention from political Hague for problems in the province. The tremors caused by gas drilling, the deteriorating economy, and lack of facilities, anger the citizens.

Jan 1 '14 06:00

Russia has rejected two consignments of frozen chicken meat and minced meat with a total weight of 40 tonnes from the Netherlands.

Dec 31 '13 09:14

The Groningen offices of political party PVV want the Netherlands to do whatever possible to save aluminum smelting company Aldel from bankruptcy, even if it means breaking European regulations. The company has over €24 million in debt, and is losing €1.2 million monthly.

Dec 30 '13 22:35

Aluminum company Aldel in Delfzijl went bankrupt. 300 Dutch employees will lose their jobs. In addition, 250 people with temporary contracts and 300 people with supply companies will be laid off.

Dec 30 '13 21:02

After Google cut-off a Gmail account created by PVV leader Geert Wilders for his Anti-Islam bumper sticker project, the politician registered a domain with Danish webhost One.com and used it to create a new email address for distributing the stickers. The hosting company says they do not have plans to follow Google's lead and shut down the account for offensive content, a company executive said.

Dec 30 '13 18:04

With the new year around the corner the Dutch are a bit more positive about the future of the Dutch economy than previous years, as shown by results of a study by the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau (SCP), Monday.

Dec 30 '13 11:17

Passengers riding the NS trains may be blocked from accessing streaming media services like YouTube and Spotify when using the free Wi-Fi onboard, an independent market regulator said on Monday. The Netherlands Consumer and Market Authority (ACM) said their investigation focused on the legality of restricting traffic on the open network.

Dec 28 '13 11:45

KLM is not allowed to take on the pilots of subsidiary Martinair, decided the court in Amsterdam on Friday.

Dec 28 '13 04:33

In Amsterdam, the AEX closed above the 400-point barrier. At the close of the business day the stock market index had reached 400.99 point.

Dec 27 '13 04:35

The Dutch economy will tumble from the eighteenth to the thirtieth place in the global ranking between now and 2028, predicted the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR) Thursday.

Dec 24 '13 17:18

Dutch banker ING has completed the sale of its South Korean insurance division ING Life Korea in a deal worth around €1.27 billion, news agency AFP reports.

Dec 24 '13 16:17

Revised figures show the Dutch economy grew by 0.2 percent in the third quarter of 2013, a marked improvement on the 0.4 percent reduction a year earlier, according to the CBS. The growth estimate is measured against the second quarter of the year.

Dec 24 '13 14:35

Restricting foreigners from coffee shops is not discrimination,

Dec 24 '13 12:22

In recent months, sales of electric cars have increased sharply, according to figures from the RAI.

Endemol
Dec 24 '13 11:31

Dutch content company Endemol has acquired a 33% stake in Channel 2 franchisee Reshet.

baby seat
Dec 24 '13 11:24

Portugal-based Polisport Group has purchased the Dutch baby seat maker Bobike, Bicycle Retailer reports.

Dec 24 '13 11:13

The Dutch Development Bank has approved a five-year unsecured term loan of €5 million for Fortis Microfinance Bank in Nigeria, Business Day Online reports.

Dec 24 '13 04:33

Trade unions FNV and BTB AVV accuse Ikea in the Netherlands and Belgium of labor repression and exploitation of foreign drivers, reported the “Algemeen Dagblad”(AD).

debit card
Dec 23 '13 12:33

On weekend before Christmas, Dutch shoppers made 15.9 million payments through debit and credit cards, according to Payments Association Netherlands.

Apple
Dec 23 '13 11:02

Apple is planning to build a data center in the port of Eemshaven, Groningen.

microsoft
Dec 23 '13 10:45

Microsoft plans to build a large data center in North Holland province, the Parool reports citing Reuters.

Dec 22 '13 09:00

The first covered fresh market in the Netherlands will be built in Rotterdam.

offshore wind plant
Dec 21 '13 06:30

DONG Energy has acquired from its joint venture partner SSE the remaining 50% stake in three offshore wind development projects in the Netherlands.

Oilily
Dec 20 '13 17:20

Marieke Olsthoorn, the woman who founded the fashion chain Oilily, died at the age of 72, the NRC reports.

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