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Bart H. Meijer

Strong Dutch economy puts ABN Amro on track for higher dividend

07 Nov 2018

AMSTERDAM Dutch lender ABN Amro aims to increase dividend payouts to more than half of its net profits after strong economic growth in its domestic market pushed up earnings in the third quarter.

Lawyer of freed Christian woman leaves Pakistan a "prime target"

05 Nov 2018

THE HAGUE The Pakistani lawyer who helped free a Christian woman sentenced to death for blasphemy said on Monday he had been forced to flee to the Netherlands for his life, and has no idea where his client is.

ECB to start rate hike discussions in January: Knot

08 Oct 2018

AMSTERDAM The European Central Bank (ECB) will have to start discussing the timing of an interest rate hike in January, while the risks related to ultra-loose financial conditions continue to rise, Dutch central bank governor Klaas Knot said on Monday.

Dutch PM stands by plan to axe tax to woo big business

21 Sep 2018

AMSTERDAM Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will push ahead with plans to scrap the country's dividend tax, he said on Friday, warning that failure to do so could prompt Unilever and Shell to move their headquarters elsewhere.

Dutch bank ING fined $900 million for failing to spot money laundering

04 Sep 2018

AMSTERDAM Dutch bank ING Groep NV admitted criminals had been able to launder money through its accounts on Tuesday and agreed to pay 775 million euros ($900 million) to settle the case.

UPDATE 2-Adyen keeps investors happy as first-half profit surges

22 Aug 2018

* Adyen shares rise 4.3 pct, taking gains since June IPO to 138 pct

Air France-KLM shares fall, Dutch pilots threaten to strike

17 Aug 2018

AMSTERDAM/PARIS Air France-KLM shares fell on Friday in response to the hostile reception from unions to the company's new boss Benjamin Smith, while the airline's Dutch pilots threatened to strike over working conditions.

Long drought puts pressure on Dutch shipping sector

24 Jul 2018

AMSTERDAM The longest drought in decades is drying out rivers in the usually wet Netherlands, hitting cargo traffic and threatening a shortage of bulk supplies ranging from hops for beer brewers to cement for the construction sector.

Veon exits Western Europe with debt-reducing Wind Tre sale

03 Jul 2018

AMSTERDAM/HONG KONG Veon will sell out of Italian mobile network Wind Tre for 2.45 billion euros (2.16 billion pounds)in an exit from Western Europe the Amsterdam-based firm says will help it cut debt and focus on emerging markets.

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