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Dutch return to 'partial lockdown' as COVID-19 cases soar

14 Oct 2020

AMSTERDAM The Netherlands will return to a "partial lockdown" on Wednesday, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said, closing bars and restaurants as it battles to control the coronavirus in one of Europe's major hotspots.

ASML held back by stalled sales of big earning tools

14 Oct 2020

AMSTERDAM Semiconductor equipment maker ASML Holding NV sounded a note of caution over sales of its newest tools worth $200 million apiece on Wednesday, as it delivered better-than-expected earnings and forecast double-digit growth next year.

Dutch ready to give back seized colonial art - but to whom?

13 Oct 2020

AMSTERDAM A cannon that once saluted a Sinhalese king and a diamond looted from an Indonesian sultan are among thousands of objects seized during the colonial era whose rightful owners Dutch authorities are intent on tracking down.

End of an era as Unilever UK shareholders back unification plan

12 Oct 2020

LONDON/AMSTERDAM Shareholders in Unilever Plc have approved the company's plan to end its 90-year-old dual-headed structure in favour of a single London-based entity, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company said on Monday.

Who pays for the toilet paper? The big questions of the work-from-home era

08 Oct 2020

AMSTERDAM As the world convulses in crisis, and tens of millions of us dig in for the long haul of working from home, one question looms large: who pays for the tea and toilet paper?

Record Dutch COVID-19 cases prompt U-turn on face masks

30 Sep 2020

AMSTERDAM The Dutch government reversed course on Wednesday on its long-held position against recommending the use of face masks in public places, as new coronavirus cases hit record highs and a parliamentary majority appealed for decisive action.

Dutch vote brings Unilever step closer to unification

21 Sep 2020

AMSTERDAM/LONDON Unilever NV shareholders approved plans to end the Anglo-Dutch company's dual-headed corporate structure and form a London-based entity, which it says will make dealmaking simpler.

Dutch vote brings Unilever step closer to unification

21 Sep 2020

AMSTERDAM/LONDON Unilever NV shareholders approved plans to end the Anglo-Dutch company's dual-headed corporate structure and form a London-based entity, which it says will make dealmaking simpler.

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