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Former Dutch prime minister, Wim Kok, dies at 80

20 Oct 2018

AMSTERDAM Wim Kok, a former Dutch prime minister who helped forge the country's famed consensus-based politics and oversaw pioneering legalisations of euthanasia and gay marriage, died on Saturday of heart failure.

ASML's bullish outlook pulls computer chip stocks higher

17 Oct 2018

AMSTERDAM Semiconductor industry bellwether ASML Holding NV's better-than-expected third quarter results and bullish outlook gave sector stocks a boost on Wednesday after fears of slackening demand had dragged them down in recent months.

TomTom shares slide 13 percent after Volvo contract loss

16 Oct 2018

AMSTERDAM Shares in navigation firm TomTom slid 13 percent on Tuesday on news it had lost a contract with carmaker Volvo, renewing worries that Google's entry into in-dashboard software may hurt the Dutch firm.

Dutch battery company to build 1.6 billion euro plant in China

16 Oct 2018

THE HAGUE Lithium Werks BV, a startup founded by Dutch entrepreneur Kees Koolen, said on Tuesday it had signed a 1.6 billion euro ($1.85 billion) deal to build a new storage battery plant in China.

Abandoned by Unilever, Dutch prime minister forced to reconsider tax plan

05 Oct 2018

AMSTERDAM Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his government would reconsider plans to scrap its dividend tax in a major political climbdown only hours after Unilever dropped plans to move its headquarters to the Netherlands.

Abandoned by Unilever, Dutch prime minister forced to reconsider tax plan

05 Oct 2018

AMSTERDAM Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his government would reconsider plans to scrap its dividend tax in a major political climbdown only hours after Unilever dropped plans to move its headquarters to the Netherlands.

UPDATE 2-Abandoned by Unilever, Dutch prime minister forced to reconsider tax plan

05 Oct 2018

AMSTERDAM, Oct 5 Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said his government would reconsider plans to scrap its dividend tax in a major political climbdown only hours after Unilever dropped plans to move its headquarters to the Netherlands.

Dutch PM faces fallout as Unilever scraps Rotterdam HQ plan

05 Oct 2018

AMSTERDAM, Oct 5 Unilever's withdrawal of plans to move its headquarters to Rotterdam looked likely on Friday to trigger political fallout for Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte over his unpopular proposal to scrap a withholding tax on dividends.

TomTom plans fleet-management sale to focus on maps battle with Google

27 Sep 2018

AMSTERDAM TomTom is considering selling its fleet-management business to concentrate on competing head-to-head with Google in car navigation software, it said on Thursday.

Startup Picnic runs grocery delivery bus in Dutch online shopping boom

21 Sep 2018

Utrecht, Netherlands Coming to a stop outside yet another front door on Utrecht's narrow streets, 25-year-old Susann Huber gets out of her electric minivan, pulls out a crate of groceries and hands them over to a waiting customer. | Video

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