Business

Jan 17 '14 04:31

The European Investment Bank (EIB) will make 350 million euros available for loans to small and medium-sized enterprises in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg, through a special loan program with the ING, a global financial institution that provides banking, investment, life insurance, and pension services. The news was announced by the ING Thursday.

Jan 16 '14 15:32

Dutch entrepreneurs are not happy with the government policies and believe that the Prime Minister Mark Rutte cabinet is doing little to address the economic crisis.

Jan 16 '14 11:41

Motorcycle sport company Erik Buell Racing has opened an office in the Netherlands to help expand distribution and overall brand awareness across Europe.

Jan 15 '14 17:38

CDA board member, Cees Bos, tilted the scale Monday evening with a deciding vote, during the voting for a 76 million euro project for a new library, a movie theatre and 100 starter apartments in Utrecht, wiping it off the table. The complex was supposed to rise next to the Central Station.

making money
Jan 15 '14 13:13

In 2013, start-ups and businesses in the Netherlands raised €32 million through crowdfunding, according to Douw & Koren.

interest rates
Jan 14 '14 15:12

Three former traders of Dutch bank Rabobank are facing charges in the United States for their supposed role in the Libor interest rate-rigging scandal.

Jan 14 '14 04:32

Amsterdam will get a hotel that specifically tailors to the needs of Chinese tourists. Construction of the hotel in the Business Park in Osdorp will start in February.

Jan 13 '14 13:57

A new €10 banknote will start circulating from 23 September

Jan 11 '14 04:33

Many Dutch do not expect to be able to keep working until the age of 67, according to a study among 1,000 workers, by market researcher GfK, Friday.

Jan 10 '14 08:30

Dutch firm Yard Energy Group has acquired wind energy developer KDE Energy.

Jan 9 '14 17:06

Zeist-based investor Nimbus has acquired 95% stake in money printing company Royal Joh. Enschede to save the company from bankruptcy.

Jan 9 '14 14:29

De Nederlandsche Bank could impose a €1 million fine on pension funds who are not submitting asset management costs, the Financieele Dagblad reported on Thursday.

stocks
Jan 8 '14 14:25

Telecom company Altice SA wants to list its shares on the Amsterdam stock exchange and wants to raise about 750 million euros in an initial public offering (IPO).

Jan 8 '14 10:13

American entertainment group Time Warner is mulling the acquisition of Amsterdam-based Eyeworks.

Jan 7 '14 16:39

Liberty Global is close to finalizing an agreement to acquire Dutch broadband provider Ziggo, Bloomberg News reported citing people with knowledge of the matter.

Jan 7 '14 10:39

Emmi has acquired a 70% stake in Dutch company AVH Dairy Trade BV, which exports traditional and organic goat and sheep dairy products.

Husa Transportation
Jan 7 '14 09:26

Dutch logistics firm Husa Transportation has decided to withdraw its open-access railfreight operations due to financial problems.

Jan 7 '14 04:36

Last year more than 150,000 people in the Netherlands started a company, which is an increase of 13 percent compared to 2012. This is evidenced by figures, published by the Chamber of Commerce on Monday.

Schiphol airport
Jan 7 '14 04:33

Once again Schiphol booked a record year. The airport received over 52.5 million travelers in 2013, an increase of 3 percent compared to the previous year.

Jan 7 '14 04:31

Cycling is seen as typically Dutch, despite Katie Melua's song year ago: There are 9 million bikes in Peking. Alejandra Ferrari wants that to change.

Jan 6 '14 12:05

Danish energy company Dong Energy has decided to sell its business in the Netherlands, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Monday.

Jan 6 '14 09:29

Aircraft maintenance company Fokker Services is expected to announce layoffs in mid-February, newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad reported. The firm works exclusively on maintenance of Fokker aircraft built before the company went bankrupt in 1996.

Jan 4 '14 16:09

Thirteen coffee shops being forced by the city to stay closed during daytime hours have joined together in a lawsuit against Amsterdam. A law passed by the municipality last year states that coffee shops selling soft drugs in close proximity to schools must stay closed until 6 p.m.

Jan 4 '14 15:01

Fans of the Dutch store Hema living in Spain and the United Kingdom will be excited to hear that the department store/supermarket is expanding into those countries. The announcement was made by CEO Ronald van Zetten on the t.v. show Nieuwsuur.

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