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Amsterdam keen to secure position as one of Europe’s most important start-up cities


Amsterdam plans to invest heavily in attracting international talent in the years ahead. Young people and freelancers will be given more opportunities to learn skills such as coding and programming. Businesses introducing technologically-advanced, innovative ideas are vital for the economic growth of cities and countries. Such start-ups are the driving force behind job creation. A start-up is a burgeoning enterprise looking to increase its scale of operations and that is also prepared to continuously adapt its business model to keep pace wit... Read More »

CBS: More people unemployed in December


More people entered the labour market in the past three months Youth unemployment virtually stable Number of unemployment benefits up by 16 thousand in December More benefit recipients among over-55s relative to one year ago, fewer young benefit claimants According to figures released by the Employee Insurance Agency (UWV), the number of people claiming unemployment benefits increased by 16 thousand in December 2014 to 441 thousand. The number of benefits was marginally higher at the end of 2014 than at the end of 2013. More people ... Read More »

BP puts its Amsterdam Oil Terminal up for sale


The BP Amsterdam Terminal, which has been owned and operated by BP since 1997, acts as an international trading hub for supplying fuels to and from Europe. The terminal also supplies diesel and gasoline to local and regional petrol stations. Hendrik Muilerman, Managing Director of BP in the Netherlands said: “Following a strategic review of our portfolio, we have concluded that it is in the long term interests of the Amsterdam Terminal and its staff for it to be owned by an entity which is better placed to invest in its future.” He added:... Read More »

CBS: Statistics Netherlands app: all data available in graphic format on mobile devices


Two clicks to a graph Users of the StatLine app can view a graph on their screen in just two clicks: the app shows at a glance what the table is about and the trend in the figures. Users can then select the subjects and classifications they want to see in the graph. Most datasets have format options line graph or histogram, while information at municipal or provincial level can also be viewed as a map. Naturally the app can also show the figures in a table. Quick navigation On the start page of the StatLine app, users can immediately c... Read More »

Endemol Shine Group announces further senior appointments


Working with Church, Johnston will oversee and support Endemol Shine UK’s companies and labels that fall under the newly combined UK operation, which include Artists Studio, Brown Eyed Boy, DSP, Dragonfly, Fifty Fathoms, House of Tomorrow, Initial, Kudos, Lovely Day, Princess Productions, Remarkable Television, Shine North, Shine Soho, Shine TV, Tiger Aspect, Tigress and Zeppotron. Together these are behind a diverse range of hits including Big Brother, Black Mirror, Broadchurch, Deal or No Deal, Grantchester, Masterchef, Mr. Bean, One Born ... Read More »

KPN will introduce LoRa in 2015


KPN will introduce LoRa later this year. This new technology will make it possible to connect low-data M2M devices to the Internet via a low-frequency connection. Potential benefits include street lights that can be remotely activated and deactivated, real-time. KPN plans to participate in the LoRa Alliance. The introduction of LoRa and the planned participation in the LoRa Alliance are key factors in accelerating the national and international development of Internet of Things. LoRa stands for ‘Long Range’ and makes it possible to connect m... Read More »

Boiler Room Comedy goes international


John Robertson will be performing his show ‘The Dark Room’, where he challenges the audience with hilarious objectives. In this videogame-like setting, you can win prizes nobody wants and get punishments you probably can’t avoid! It’s an adventure, a nightmare, a dream, and above all, incredibly funny! If you have been to a show with a lot of interaction before, forget that! This show will blow your mind. On a good day, John Robertson is the maker of shock and delights people all around the world. On a bad day however.. that’s your problem! ... Read More »

Boskalis wins Investor Relations award 2015


The Dutch IR Awards is an annual event organized by the Dutch Society for Investor Relations (NEVIR). The awards are presented to companies and professionals that excel in maintaining their relationships with investors and analysts by means of good and clear disclosure, accessibility, knowledge and loyalty. The nominations for the awards are based on a European study by WeConvene Extel complemented by research among Dutch analysts and institutional investors. Out of the top three nominations per category, an independent specialist jury selects ... Read More »

Statistics Netherlands: Inflation in December down to lowest level in more than 5 years


Inflation in December down to 0.7 percent Cheaper motor fuels have downward effect on inflation Eurozone inflation rate down to - 0.2 percent Petrol station prices further down Just as in November, lower motor fuel prices pushed down inflation in December. For the third month in a row, fuel prices at the petrol station have fallen substantially. In December, the price of a litre of unleaded petrol averaged 1.55 euros, i.e. 0.14 euros below the level of one year previously. The average monthly price level of petrol has not been this lo... Read More »

DSM Personal Care invites its customers to experiment in hair styling with its multi-functional polymer, TILAMAR® Fix A140


According to market size estimates, hairspray product forms still dominate the hair styling market but diversification is growing. Styling products such as creams and waxes resonate well with the consumers who seek trendy and versatile solutions helping them to get the right look, effortlessly. DSM’s TILAMAR® Fix A140 is an innovative styling polymer which makes the formulation of different styling products – including aerosols, sprays, clear waxes, mousses, and other diverse styling forms – possible with just one polymer. TILAMAR® Fix A140 ... Read More »

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