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ABN Amro promises not to pass on cost of negative interest on deposits up to 100,000 euros

11:07am GMT

AMSTERDAM ABN Amro on Wednesday became the first of the three big Dutch banks to bow to political pressure and promise not to apply negative interest rates to savings accounts of less than 100,000 euros (£86,120.66).

Tariffs take toll on Philips margin goal in blow to shares

10 Oct 2019

AMSTERDAM Philips warned it will miss its 2019 profit margin target on Thursday due to trade tariffs and poor results at its Connected Care arm, wiping around 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion)off the Dutch healthcare technology group's market value.

Police forcibly remove climate activists blocking major Amsterdam street

07 Oct 2019

AMSTERDAM Police began forcibly removing climate change activists who blocked a major street in downtown Amsterdam on Monday, arresting 50 after they defied orders to move their demonstration onto a nearby square.

UPDATE 1-Chemical maker DSM sees strong demand for methane-reducing cow feed additive

30 Sep 2019

* DSM has developed feed additive that reduces cows' methane emissions

ABN Amro hit by Dutch money laundering investigation

26 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM ABN Amro is being investigated for money laundering in a new blow to shares in the Dutch bank, which prosecutors allege failed to report or probe suspicious transactions for years. | Video

Dutch Grand Prix organisers still have a mountain to climb

24 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM Seven months before the Netherlands is due to hold its first Formula 1 Grand Prix since 1985, the organisers have yet to obtain the permits they need to expand the Zandvoort circuit - and environmentalists say they plan to block the race in court.

Dutch lawyer defending witness in drug killings case shot dead

18 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM A Dutch lawyer in a high-profile case against a group of men charged with drug-related killings was gunned down in front of his Amsterdam home on Wednesday in an attack condemned as a threat to the nation's legal system.

Trade wars, Brexit are 'profit warning', Dutch king says

17 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM Trade wars and the threat of Brexit were acting as a "profit warning" for the Dutch economy, and the government intended to increase investments to protect its future, Dutch King Willem-Alexander told parliament on Tuesday, in an address prepared by the government.

Dutch to present 2020 budget, loosen purse-strings

17 Sep 2019

* Dutch are running budget surpluses, national debt 50% of GDP

Netherlands to halt Groningen gas production by 2022

10 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM The Netherlands will halt production at Groningen, Europe's largest onshore natural gas field, by 2022, eight years earlier than initially planned, the Dutch government said on Tuesday.

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