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Renault-Nissan crisis meeting fails to name interim boss

29 Nov 2018

AMSTERDAM/TOKYO Renault and Nissan vowed to stick by their industrial alliance on Thursday but failed to name an interim boss to stand in for Chairman Carlos Ghosn, whose arrest has threatened the French carmaker's control of the partnership.

Empty, haunting Anne Frank House Museum revamped for new generation

22 Nov 2018

AMSTERDAM The Anne Frank House Museum, built around the secret apartment where the Jewish teenager and her family hid from the Nazis, has reopened after being renovated to receive a new generation of visitors whose grandparents were born after World War II.

Central African war crimes suspect 'Rambo' handed to global court

18 Nov 2018

AMSTERDAM A war crimes suspect wanted for alleged murder, deportation and torture of Muslims in the Central African Republic has been handed over to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the tribunal said.

ING underlying profit up in third-quarter despite money laundering penalty

01 Nov 2018

AMSTERDAM ING Groep , the largest Dutch bank, on Thursday reported a profit of 776 million euros (£683 million), better than expected as it continued to grow on an underlying basis despite being fined for failures to prevent money laundering.

Philips shares drop as earnings fall short after currency headwinds

22 Oct 2018

AMSTERDAM Dutch healthcare technology company Philips missed estimates for core profit in the third quarter on Monday, sending its shares to their lowest in more than six months.

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.

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