The plan of Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX, the main internet hub in the Netherlands) to start a branch in the United States, is not supported by SURFnet, one of its main users.
Travel organization Oad has been declared bankrupt on Wednesday. The company says that the bad economical climate and the reduced turnover in the travel branch have caused the bankruptcy.
Oad had to file for bankruptcy since they couldn’t pay their bills and salaries anymore.
Family owned company
On Thursday four Dutch beer brands won a prize at the European Beer Star in Munich, the largest beer competition in Europe, reported the NOS. The Jopen beer brand from Haarlem even won two of the prizes.
Jopen brewery won gold in the category Dry Stout and silver in the category Belgian White Beer. Honey Beer from the SNAB beer brewery from Purmerend got silver, and the Limburg Gulpener Beer took bronze.
Over 1750 metal workers from the regions of Rotterdam and Eindhoven are striking on Friday. It includes employees of DAF, VDL Nedcar, Heerema, Damen and IHC Merwede. The action is the first in a series.
The unions FNV Metal and CNV Professionals want to express their dissatisfaction about the stalled collective bargaining in the metalworking and metalektro. The metal workers demands include wage increases and the possibility of a four-day week. In June 2500 people already campaigned for this
Tax on diesel, LPG, alcohol, and soft drinks will go up next year. Diesel will be three cents per liter more expensive, LPG seven cents.
The baseline for officials may be eased, but then there will be cuts in benefits.
The Netherlands and Iraq are going to cooperate more closely in the economic field, according to Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans, who met with with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and Deputy Prime Minister for Energy, Hussein al-Sharistani in Baghdad on Monday.
Timmermans says Baghdad will try to take away the bureaucratic barriers for doing business in Iraq. The PvdA Minister asked his discussion partners to ensure that investments will be protected. Both countries will also endeavor to prevent double taxation.
Municipalities are obliged to make substantial cuts in spending on roads, sports, culture, public parks and street lights for the coming years.
The bankrupt travel companies Baobab Travel and Travel Summum get a restart. Sawadee Travel announced on Thursday to take over both travel agencies.
Baobab and Summum were part of Terra Travel, which was bankrupt last. In late August the organization reported to the Travel Compensation Fund (SGR) that it could no longer meet its financial obligations.
The Netherlands and India will work together more closely from now on. They will establish a joint committee that will look at how existing barriers can be overcome and how economic ties can be further strengthened. This was reported by Minister Lilianne Ploumen (Foreign Trade) on Tuesday after consultation with the Indian Minister of Commerce Anand Sharma.
Wilma Mansveld, State Secretary of Infrastructure and Environment, wants to be able to intervene if chemical companies make such a mess, that the safety of people or the environment is at risk. To do this, she has to change the law, she wrote on Tuesday to the House.
Mansveld reacting to a recommendation of the Safety Investigation Board (OVV), which previously drafted a report about the poor safety situation at tank storage company Odfjell in the port of Rotterdam .
Netherlands has disappeared from the top 5 most competitive economies. In the list of 148 countries in the World Economic Forum, our country has fallen from 5 to 8. The government policy is not successful, is the conclusion of the compilers.
Activity in the Dutch industry increased in August to the highest rate since April 2011, according to figures of the Dutch Association of Purchasing Managers ( NEVI ), who announced this on Monday.
The purchasing managers index reflects the activity, that rose from 50.8 in July to 53.5 last month. A position above 50 indicates growth, below 50 indicates shrinkage.
"Production increased sharply due to the largest increase in new orders since April 2011. Sales to abroad reached the highest level in 28 months," says the NEVI.
Four out of five companies have staff with financial problems. The recession caused the number of people with problematic debt to double, reports Nibud.
The Mexican Telecommunications company América Móvil (AMX) has not intention of increasing its bid of Euro 7,2 billion, says a spokesperson for the company to Reuters.
So far there seem to be few jobs for Romanians and Bulgarians when the Dutch borders open up to them on January 1st, reported the NOS on Friday after a tour of several major agencies in The Netherlands.
Representatives of the Mexican America Movil (AMX) meet Wednesday, for the first time, with the various unions of KPN on the future of the telecommunications company after any acquisition.
Huisman Schiedam is going to build the largest crane in the world, for the new offshore wind farm installation vessel Scylla. The specialist in the construction of heavy equipment for the offshore industry was commissioned by the South Korean shipyard Samsung Heavy Industries, announced Huisman on Monday.
The Tax Department estimates a loss of at least Euro 15million, because businesses tampered with employee training.
Household spending on goods and services declined 2.4 percent in June this year from the same period last year, according to the latest CBS - Statistics Netherlands report.
Tesla Motors opened its Tilburg Assembly Plant on August 22.
Homecare Organization Sensire closes the office in Varsseveld on Monday. This was decided by the management to guarantee the safety of the staff. Broadcaster Omroep Gelderland reported on Thursday that this was the content of a letter which Sensire wrote to the staff.
On Monday a protest is planned in front of the head quarters, because Sensire is planning to dismiss 1,100 employees. Sensire says it can not guarantee the safety of the office staff.
The employees will be asked to do their work from home or another location, reported Omroep Gelderland.
The municipality of Midden-Drenthe has again imposed a fine of 50,000 euro to offal processor Noblesse Proteins in Wijster (Drenthe) The reason: serious foul odor. Dozens of complaints of local residents, living near the offal processor, were received by the municipality about the ‘corpse smell’.
Measurements of the municipality point out that the odor standards are exceeded, said a spokeswoman for Midden-Drenthe on Thursday. Offal Processor Noblesse received also a penalty late last year.