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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

Coverage ratio at big Dutch pension funds falls below 90%, cuts loom

16 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM, Sept 16 Several Dutch pension funds, including the biggest, ABP, which oversees 464 billion euros in assets, reported on Monday their coverage ratio fell below 90% for the first time in August, meaning pensions will be cut for millions of retirees in 2020 unless there is a rule change.

Chagall's famed 'Fiddler' painted on a tablecloth - researchers

13 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM Marc Chagall, the 20th century French-Russian artist who delighted fans with his vividly coloured, whimsical works, did many of his paintings using the same nine pigments - and hardly ever used black, researchers said on Friday.

Dutch government explores possible sale of TenneT grid company

13 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM The Dutch government is exploring options to fund the investment German-Dutch grid company TenneT needs, including a partial or full sale of the business, it said on Friday.

Naspers spin-off Prosus surges 25% on Amsterdam market debut

11 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM Shares in Prosus , a spin-off from Naspers that includes the e-commerce group's 31% stake in Chinese tech giant Tencent, surged more than 25% on their stock market debut in Amsterdam on Wednesday, creating one of Europe's largest internet companies.

Naspers spin-off Prosus surges 25% on market debut in Amsterdam

11 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM Shares in the spin-off of South African e-commerce group Naspers surged more than 25% in the first minutes of their market debut in Amsterdam on Wednesday.

Naspers takes Tencent stake out of Africa with Prosus listing

10 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM South African e-commerce group Naspers is listing its global empire of consumer internet assets under the name of Prosus on Wednesday - and the jewel in the crown is a 31% stake in Chinese tech titan Tencent .

Naspers takes Tencent stake out of Africa with Prosus listing

10 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM, Sept 10 South African e-commerce group Naspers is listing its global empire of consumer internet assets under the name of Prosus on Wednesday - and the jewel in the crown is a 31% stake in Chinese tech titan Tencent.

Dutch government to decide on new capital for TenneT: sources

09 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM The Dutch government is preparing a decision on how to raise fresh capital for TenneT , the German-Dutch electric high voltage grid operating company it owns, banking and industry sources told Reuters.

World News

Israel's Netanyahu teetering in close election race

Israel's election remained too close to call Wednesday morning, with television stations carrying unofficial results showing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tied with his main rival, former military chief Benny Gantz.