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