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Hopes for more shareholder rewards lift ABN Amro

Aug 08 2018

AMSTERDAM Shares in ABN Amro registered their biggest gain in eight months on Wednesday as the Dutch bank hinted at more rewards for shareholders and announced plans to shrink its international corporate banking activities.

Signify shares rally as share buybacks outweigh cut in outlook

Jul 27 2018

AMSTERDAM Dutch lighting maker Signify will double its share buyback programme this year to 300 million euros (£266.45 million), the former Philips Lighting announced on Friday, sending its shares higher despite a fall in sales and a cut in its outlook.

Trade war worries Philips as it banks on China growth

Apr 23 2018

AMSTERDAM Philips is worried about rising trade tensions between the United States and China, said the Dutch health-technology company that is banking on continuing Chinese demand for its high-end medical equipment.

ING CEO's 50 percent pay hike angers Dutch politicians

Mar 08 2018

AMSTERDAM Dutch lender ING outraged politicians on all sides of the political spectrum on Thursday with a proposal to increase the pay of Chief Executive Ralph Hamers by 50 percent.

Randstad flags slow European wages growth despite jobs recovery

Feb 13 2018

AMSTERDAM Randstad , the world's second-largest staffing company, said on Tuesday wage growth in Europe remains modest, despite the strong recovery in the job markets.

Van Persie comes full circle with return to Feyenoord

Jan 22 2018

ROTTERDAM Dutch soccer star Robin van Persie returned to his home ground on Monday as he signed with Feyenoord Rotterdam hoping for a positive ending to his dwindling career.

Sharp selloff could pose threat to banks - Dutch Cenbank President Knot

Oct 09 2017

AMSTERDAM, Oct 9 Ultra-loose monetary policy in the euro zone has run its course as the economy is improving, and excessive risks seem to be building up in financial markets making the financial sector vulnerable to a sudden correction, the Dutch central bank DNB said on Monday.

Dutch build vital new infrastructure: world's biggest bike parking lot

Aug 21 2017

AMSTERDAM The city of Utrecht in the cycling-mad Netherlands opened on Monday what it said would be the world's largest parking garage for bikes with room for 12,500 once completed next year.

Dutch build vital new infrastructure - world's biggest bike parking lot

Aug 21 2017

AMSTERDAM, Aug 21 The city of Utrecht in the cycling-mad Netherlands opened on Monday what it said would be the world's largest parking garage for bikes with room for 12,500 once completed next year.

Insurer NN Group profit rises more than expected on Delta Lloyd deal

Aug 17 2017

AMSTERDAM Core earnings at Dutch insurer NN Group rose a higher than expected 26 percent in the second quarter, boosted by stronger sales and its recently completed acquisition of Delta Lloyd .

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