On Sunday, following the results of the banking examination of the European Central Bank (ECB), ING announced that they will pay off their state aid this year still.
Figures from Statistics Netherlands indicate that women have significantly less confidence in the economy than men.
Today Business association AWVN is presenting a plan to Prime Minister Mark Rutte to reform the social security system.
According to the plan, everyone who works must be insured against unemployment and illness, have a mandatory supplementary pension and receive money for schooling. This includes the 1.2 million freelancers.
Second estimates of the economic growth in The Netherlands from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) reveals that the economy is growing faster than thought, with 0.7 percent growth in the second quarter over the first. This growth is 0.2 percent greater than estimated in August. The CBS puts the growth down to exports.
Google is investing €600 million into the construction of a massive data center in the Eemshaven, which will bring more than 1000 new jobs to Groningen, of which 150 permanent, Het Parool reports.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte is positive about the budget plans for next year. In an interview with the Algemeen Dagblad, he emphasizes that his Cabinet will have to "stay the course in uncertain times."
Although many Dutch households reported a cut in spending in 2014, a smaller percentage of the country slashed their personal budgets compared to last year, according to market research firm Ipsos. In a survey of a thousand people in the Netherlands, the firm found that some 67 percent of people in the country tightened their belts, compared to 86 percent a year earlier.
Referring to the MH17 plane crash, King Willem-Alexander began his throne speech today by saying that "Prinsjesdag is surrounded by a mourning edge of sorrow"
Stimulation and growth are the key to the European Central Banks (ECB) plan for economic recovery as it launches its small and midsize business lending scheme. The ECB will begin buying up bad loans directly from banks in an effort to encourage banks to provide capital to growing businesses.
During the first half of this year 200 million liter less diesel was sold than during the same period last year.
German big-box wholesaler Makro has announced its intention to lay off several hundred staff across its Netherlands branches. Fifty four employees at the Breda branch have already been laid off, in addition to dozens of layoffs at company headquarters in Amsterdam earlier this year.
Prices for existing houses in July were 1.9 percent higher than July 2013.
The number of unemployed has fallen for the third month in a row, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) announced today.
While Russia is an important market to Heineken, the company has felt little of the tension between that country and the West over the situation in the Ukraine, says CEO Jean-Francois van Boxmeer.
Russia's boycott on The Netherlands will cost the country more than €300 million, according to The Netherlands Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS).
Monday sees the launch of the first budget negotiations after the Summer. Ministers tell NU.nl that the talks are positive, and it does not look like there will be more stringent budget cuts.
Since recording started in 1965, the mortgage rate has never been so low. For an average, 10-year mortgage, with National Mortgage Guarantee, the rate is now less than 3.5 percent, the NOS reports.
The economy is recovering by degrees, as is the labour market according to employment agency Randstad. In The Netherlands, market growth took on in June. In the United States, Poland, italy, Switzerland and China, economic growth is the strongest.
The Rabobank says that fitness centers in The Netherlands are looking at losses now that the consumer is more hesitant to spend money on luxury items. After years of explosive growth, half of the roughly 1,650 fitness centers in The Netherlands are in trouble, de Volkskrant reports.
The economic bureau of ING writes that the number of bankruptcies expected in businesses this year will drop with 15 percent to around 8000, compared to around 9400 last year.
The Netherlands is one of the first countries in the EU taking on the new international guideline for national accounts.This influences already-published macro-economic figures and also earlier estimations of the economic growth in the first quarter, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reports.
According to the Central Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB), the Dutch economy is recovering again, which will give rise to growth in the labour market next year.
The number of companies declaring bankruptcy in May dropped by 33 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, according to new numbers published by faillissementsdossier.nl. It is the largest monthly decline in bankruptcies since 2012.