Shell sold 3.8 billion dollars in assets off the British Coast on the North Sea to oil company Chrysaor, the Dutch oil and gas giant announced on Tuesday. This sale forms part of a Shell divestment program, in which the Dutch company wants to get rid of some 40 billion dollars worth of assets, the Telegraaf reports.
In 2014 there were 107,700 households in the Netherlands with at least 1 million euros in assets, 5 thousand more than in 2013. That means that 1.4 percent of Dutch households are millionaires, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.
"Disappointment in thousands of capital letters", is how union CNV refers to bankrupt retail chain V&D's collapse after nearly 130 years of business. The 62 V&D stores were closed from Monday. The plan to rescue the in-trouble retailer fell apart on Tuesday. And from Wednesday about 8 thousand employees are out on the street.
The top 1 percent richest people in the Netherlands saw their wealth grow by 23 billion euros last year, resulting in them currently holding 28.8 percent of all Dutch assets
The Dutch government withdrew the passports of 49 people identified as suspected jihadists, Minister of Justice Ivo Opstelten said. Speaking on television show WNL, Opstelten said 41 of those were believed to be planning to fight in Syria or Iraq, while the other eight had their passports invalidated to prevent them from re-entering the Netherlands.
Labour and consumption are heavily taxed, while wealth is taxed lower than in other Western European countries, according to figures from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Minister of Justice, Ivo Opstelten, has been criticized for not informing Parliament about the whitewashing scandal involving Fred Teeven closing a deal in 2000 with drugs baron Cees H.
The Netherlands is investigating if there are Ukrainian assets held in the Netherlands which were made via corruption or illegal businesses.
A divorce will become a lot more complicated if the bill on the abolition of the standard marriage contract of VVD, PvdA and D66 is adopted, according to the Association of Family Lawyers and Divorce Mediators (vFAS).