Giving work permits to the foreign partners of people who found startups in the Netherlands is one of a package of measures the Dutch government announced to promote the startup and scale-up eco system in the country. Over the next four years, an extra 65 million euros will be invested in the Dutch startup and scale-up policy, State Secretary Mona Keijzer of Economic Affairs and Climate announced.
A Dutch plea to increase the buffer requirements for the world's banks from 3 percent to 4 percent was unsuccessful. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision decided to keep the so-called leverage ratio at 3 percent
Police has released new details in a suspect photo, in which two men can be seen sitting on a dark coloured scooter fleeing in the direction of Bellamystraat just after a shooting in Amsterdam West around midnight on Wednesday. Justice Minister Ard van der Steur is "very concerned" about the recent gangland shootings and killings in the capital, the Parool reports.
Amsterdam has been named one of the contenders for the new global edition of Monopoly called "Here & Now." Hasbro and Buzzfeed have joined forces in a new project in which people get to vote on what cities make it onto the new Monopoly board.
Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has apologized on behalf of rioting Rotterdam Feyenoord fans and promises to track down the rioters in a letter to the Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino. European football association UEFA will not take action against Rotterdam Feyenoord fans following the disturbances in Rome.
Mortgages will likely be much more expensive in the near future, warns Dutch retail bank Rabobank. The rates are expected to increase because of stricter government regulations, the firm's representative told Financieele Dagblad.
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).
The Netherlands attracts many foreign investors. However, those companies pay only little tax because just a small part of their ‘investments’ end up in the real economy.
Amsterdam will earn a considerable amount of money from tourist taxes in 2013. Parool.nl reported that with an eye on the inauguration and the re-opening of museums the city increased taxes with ten percent.