At least 85 large healthcare companies in the Netherlands have been making unusually large profits for at least two years, according to research by journalistic platforms Pointer, Reporter Radio, and Follow the Money. These companies made at least 10 percent in profit these past two years, while profit rates of 2 to 3 percent are usual in the healthcare sector.
Home sellers in the Netherlands made a profit of 32 thousand euros on average this year, according to calculation by research agency Calcasa. Amsterdam sellers were the most well off this year, making an average profit of 131 thousand euros, RTL Nieuws reports.
Airline Air France-KLM made its first profit in years in 2015, partly thanks to the low oil price and cheap euro. Last year the airline combination's net profit amounted to 118 million euros, compared to a loss of 225 million euros in 2014
ABN Amro is facing another fine due to interest rate derivatives, just weeks before the bank is expected to hit the IPO. The third quarter was kind on ABN Amro, with the bank making a profit of over half a billion euros.
Heineken made a net profit of 1.1 billion euros in the first half of this year, compared to 631 million euros in the same period of 2014, the brewery announced on Monday. Beer sales increased by 1 percent.
Collections bailiffs earn millions of euros more than is allowed. In 2013 this amounted to almost 40 million euros, this year the amount has already reached 13 million euros.
Ahold's turnover increased by 14.9 percent in the first quarter to 11.3 billion euros. The growth is mainly attributable to a weaker euro and a greater nominal gain from converting revenue in U.S. dollars. The operating margin decreased from 5 to 4.4 percent.
The IJmuiden production arm of multinational firm Tata Steel made a profit of 344 million euros last year, according to the internal memo sourced by FD. The entire conglomerate, on the other hand, reported a loss.
Underlying net profit of ABN Amro increased by 44 percent compared to the first quarter of 2014. The first-quarter profit of the bank this year is at 543 million euros. The cost/income ratio of the bank improved from 56 to 58 percent.
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.
Despite the ever-declining mail market, PostNL managed to book an increase in revenue last year, De Telegraaf reports.
ABN Amro posted a net profit of 1.134 billion euros in 2014. Exuding once-off write offs, the bank made a profit of 1.551 billion euro - double that of 2013, the bank announced today.
The Schiphol Group presented its annual figures for 2014 today. The figures showed that last year brought an increase in passengers, air transport movements and revenue for the group.
Multinational financial services group ING on Wednesday announced a net profit in the second quarter of 1.07 billion. The profit represents a increase of 19 percent and topples all estimates, the company said.
Dutch postal service PostNL announces Monday that cuts, the smooth restructuring process and price hikes have resulted in an improved turnover for the second quarter of this year. Turnover increased with an added three percent to more than €1 billion.
Mexican telecom company América Móvil has reduced its share in KPN from 24.83 percent to 22.6 percent, keeping two seats on the board of commissioners of KPM.
Despite unwelcoming market circumstances and heavy competition, Air France KLM has managed a light increase in turnover for the second quarter to €6.45 billion. Losses are also limited to €6 million.
Coalition party VVD has said that the jobs plan presented by labour unions earlier this week is an "idiotic" plan that destroys jobs, and is therefore unspeakable. VVD-faction president Halbe Zijlstra says in an interview with De Telegraaf that the PvdA should also take distance from the proposals.
LinkedIn's turnover for the first quarter of 2014 rose by 46 percent in comparison to last year, to almost $473 million (€341 million). The business networking site announced this on Thursday.
Telegraaf Media Groep (TMG) closed off 2013 with a remarkable net profit of €177.9 million, thanks to the selloff of its shares in broadcast company ProSiebenSat.1, announced the company today.
ABN Amro saw a €47 million loss in the fourth-quarter of last year, but made a total profit of €1.16 billion.
Getting out of the European Union, will give the Netherlands "oxygen, while the EU chokes us", PVV-leader Geert Wilders said.
Favorable tax agreements through its Dutch branch of the holding played a key role in IBM's good profit figures over the past year, stated financial press agency Bloomberg today, based on its calculations.