economic recovery

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Dec 18 '17 14:50

The Dutch economy continues to grow strongly, with growth of over 3 percent expected for this year and next year, according to Dutch central bank DNB's latest forecast, RTL Nieuws reports.

The economic growth will reach a peak of 3.3 percent this year, the strongest growth in 10 years, according to DNB. Next year the bank expects the economy to grow by 3.1 percent, and 2.3 percent growth is expected in 2019. "We are moving from economic recovery to economic expansion", DNB director Job Swank said, according to the broadcaster.

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Jun 12 '17 16:55

The Dutch economy will grow by 2.5 percent this year - the highest growth in a decade, Dutch central bank DNB expects. The economy is doing better in all aspects, but wages are still lagging behind, the bank said in its latest estimate on Monday, NOS reports.

DNB's expectations are rosier than the central planning office CPB's estimates in March. The CPB then predicted economic growth of 2.1 percent. The office is releasing its latest estimates on Wednesday. The Dutch government uses CPB estimates to make its policy.

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Feb 2 '17 11:20

Spending a night in a hotel in the Netherlands is becoming increasingly expensive as economic conditions continue to improve, according to ABN Amro's economic agency. Last year the price of a night in a Dutch hotel increased by about 8 percent, and the bank expects the prices to continue increasing this year, ANP reports.

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Aug 15 '16 13:30

The Dutch cabinet wants to repair the purchasing power of elderly people and people living on welfare benefits, Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Friday. "We want the elderly and people depending on benefits to also come out above zero and not lag behind the rest of the Netherlands, Dijsselbloem said

Jun 3 '16 11:01

The Central Planning Bureau expects that the Dutch economy will grow by 1.8 percent this year, according to an estimate released on Friday. This growth is the same as what the CPB predicted in March

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May 31 '16 13:30

Benefits agency UWV expects that the economic recovery will continue to mean an increase in the demand for labor this year and next year. UWV expects the number of jobs to grow by 1.1 percent this year and 0.9 percent in 2017, totalling in 200 thousand new jobs, according to the agency's latest forecast

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May 18 '16 14:11

Many Netherlands residents will receive their holiday pay next week. And the majority of them will actually spend it, instead of saving it or using it to pay debts, according to an ING Economic Bureau survey

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May 18 '16 13:45

In 2015 the Netherlands' national debt decreased for the first time since 2006. Last year the national debt was 10 billion euros lower than in 2014. And the country's budget deficit is at its lowest rate since 2009, according to the accountability documents sent to parliament on Wednesday

May 13 '16 14:45

The Dutch economy continued its steady growth for the 8th quarter in a row. In the first quarter of 2016 the economy grew 0.5 percent compared to the previous quarter and 1.4 percent compared to the first quarter of last year, according to Statistics Netherlands' preliminary calculations.

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Mar 8 '16 11:32

Despite the fact that cities are the engine behind the Dutch economy, the wealth gap in cities only increased in Dutch cities over the past years, according to the Netherlands' environmental assessment agency PBL in a report titled "The divided triumph of cities'.

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Feb 12 '16 09:23

The International Monetary Fund expects that the Dutch economy will show the same growth in 2016 and 2017 that it did last year, according to a report released on Thursday

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Feb 4 '16 07:45

Credit raiting agency Moody's believes that home prices in the Netherlands will shoot up 5 percent this year, according to a report published on Wednesday. The agency attributes the price increase to both the recovering economy and a shortage in housing supply in certain parts of the market.

Looking for a job
Jan 29 '16 13:34

Benefits agency UWV expects that the Dutch labor market will continue to recover in 2016, with 102 extra jobs created this year. If the self-employment jobs are included, the growth in jobs is even higher at 129 thousand. In 2015 a total of 56 thousand jobs were created

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Jan 21 '16 13:33

Eurogroup chairman and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem crossed swords with Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the American private equity firm Blackstone, about bank regulations in a live discussion organized by Bloomberg at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday.

Dec 16 '15 13:25

Three quarters of the CEO's at listed Dutch companies are receiving a bigger bonus this year, according to the annual remuneration survey by Vlerick Business School among 669 listed companies in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Britain and France

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Nov 30 '15 14:30

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Social Affairs Lodewijk Asscher is facing criticism from the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament. The VVD, who is leading the attack, accused him of selling tall tales, with too little results, especially on unemployment.

Nov 5 '15 13:07

The Dutch economy has entered a stable growth path that can continue in the future. After seven years the Netherlands has finally returned to the economic level before the crisis in 2008 and 2009. Though unemployment is still a concern and the gross domestic product per capita is still 2.8 percent lower than in 2008.

Nov 4 '15 14:30

Dutch bank ING has benefited from the recovery of the Dutch economy, showing a 14 percent increase in its profits over the past year. On Wednesday ING reported pofits of 1.06 billion euros for the third quarter, this being up from 928 million euros last year. Profits were aided by the 25.8 percent interest still held in former insurance subsidiary NN.

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Oct 26 '15 12:36

Home improvement and hardware stores are under pressure in the Netherlands due to consumers spending less time on DIY projects, especially the younger generations. The younger generations find do-it-yourself projects inconvenient and not much fun.

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Sep 15 '15 16:11

Prinsjesdag 2015 kicked off in the Netherlands on Tuesday with the Golden Carriage taking off from Palace Noordeinde at 1:00 p.m., bringing the Royal couple to the Ridderzaal so that King Willem-Alexander can give his third budget day throne speech. The increasing tensions on the borders of Europe and its impact on the continent and the Netherlands formed an important part of the King's speech. He emphasized the need of a "fair asylum policy" to combat human trafficking.

Economy
Aug 11 '15 15:34

The Dutch economy is growing faster than expected and is continuing to recover despite the lower gas production. The Dutch economy is expected to grow 2.0 percent this year and 2.4 percent next year. Unemployment is expected to decrease to 6.7 percent next year and the government deficit to 1.5 percent of the gross domestic product.

Saving_money
Jul 22 '15 14:55

The improving economy has led to better access to credit and financing for entrepreneurs. Last year 78 percent of credit applications were granted, either completely or partially, compared to 62 percent in 2013.

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Feb 26 '15 13:41

Rabobank released its annual figures for 2014 today. The bank saw a decline in net profit, but its underlying profit improved strongly compared to 2013.

Dec 11 '14 13:10

The Dutch economy will be slightly better than expected in 2015. The gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 1.5 percent. That is a slightly higher growth than the 1.25 percent that was expected in previous calculations.

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