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Dutch unions back coal phaseout but demand compensations

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AMSTARDAM: When the government made a political decision to close the coal plants, no money was made available to compensate the workers,’ said Patrick van Klink, representing the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV), the largest confederation in the country.Last fall, the new Dutch government coalition announced it would close down all five of the Netherland’s coal power plants by 2030, including ... Read More »

Netherland PSA to launch tender for driverless vehicles this year

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AMSTERDAM: PORT operator PSA Singapore is expected to launch a tender this year for the supply of the first fleet of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) or driverless vehicles to operate at Singapore’s next generation Tuas mega port. The AGVs have been deployed in a trial for over a year at the Pasir Panjang terminals and hence, there is an expectation ... Read More »

Woolly shepherd secures new Natherland deal

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AMESTARDAM: Woolly Shepherd is to start exporting to the US after securing a fresh deal with a Netherlands retailer. Woolly Shepherd, which produces woollen panels for acoustic damping, has tripled its turnover since securing its first deal with Dutch e-retailer Zilenz in 2016. The company currently exports 15 per cent of its products to Europe and is expecting to increase ... Read More »

Scottish exports to Netherlands at risk due to Brexit

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AMSTERDAM: Scottish exports to the Netherlands worth more than £2 billion are at risk because of Brexit, the External Affairs Secretary has said. Fiona Hyslop highlighted the trading relationship between the two countries during a series of engagements in The Hague on Thursday. She was due to hold meetings with the Netherlands Vice-Minister for European Affairs, Thijs van der Plas, ... Read More »

Dutch economy sees strongest growth in 10 years

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AMSTERDAM: The Dutch economy grew by 3.1 percent in 2017, the strongest growth in 10 years, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday. In the last quarter of 2017, the economy’s growth decreased somewhat, but was still strong at 2.9 percent compared to the last quarter of 2016. Compared to the third quarter of 2017, the GDP grew by 0.8 percent and ... Read More »

Netherlands Telecoms market report 2018

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AMSTERDAM: This country report and accompanying data annex provide a comprehensive overview of Netherland’s telecoms market, including KPIs and data on subscribers, penetration, revenue and ARPU. The report analyses the strategies of major players in the country’s fixed and mobile telecoms markets, and includes market share data and operators’ infrastructure status. The country report data annexes provide a range of ... Read More »

Natherland which countries smaak our cherries

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AMSTERDAM: The primary market for locally produced cherries is the United Kingdom‚ with Hong Kong‚ the Netherlands and Malaysia forming the remainder of the top four export markets‚ provincial economic opportunies minister Alan Winde said on Monday. Once a very small crop in the Western Cape‚ cherries have more than quadrupled their export market share over the last four years‚ ... Read More »

Netherlands latest EU member to voice disagreement on palm oil ban

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AMSTERDAM: Netherlands has become the latest European Union (EU) member after the UK and Sweden to voice out disagreement on the ban of palm oil by the economic bloc. We do not support discriminatory measures or differentiation between products. We understand the anxiety this may has caused. It is a very sensitive issue,” Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation minister ... Read More »

Exports during organic winter season start more gradually

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AMSTERDAM: In the Netherlands and neighbouring countries, the harvest results for outdoor vegetables — particularly compared to the previous season  are fairly high across the line. It will therefore be challenging to sell all product groups properly. However, according to Mtoto Keijzer, owner of Bioport, organic growers can be distinctive with quality and storage this years.  Mtoto’s company works with ... Read More »

Exports during organic winter season start more gradually

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AMSTERDAM: In the Netherlands and neighbouring countries, the harvest results for outdoor vegetables  particularly compared to the previous season  are fairly high across the line. It will therefore be challenging to sell all product groups properly. However, according to Mtoto Keijzer, owner of Bioport, organic growers can be distinctive with quality and storage this years.  Mtoto’s company works with a ... Read More »

Wood pellet co firing to resume in the Netherlands

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AMSTERDAM: Netherlands by the end of this month. Argus reports that RWE plans to co-fire 50pc biomass at Amer 9, which will consume around 900,000 t/yr, and that further work will be carried out to increase co-firing to 80pc in the coming years. This is very good news for Canadian wood pellet exporters, who will be among the first to ... Read More »

Good Seed raised exports to 5,000 tonnes in 2018

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AMSTERDAM: Good Seed for Investment and Agricultural Development aims to export 5,000 tonnes of agricultural products in the current export season. Said Saleh Mubarak, a member of the company’s board of directors, said that Good Seed will raise exports from 2,000 tonnes last season to 5,000 this season, up by 150%. He added that last year was the first actual ... Read More »

Netherland peru expects sharp uptick in banana exports during 2018

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AMSTERDAM: Peru’s banana exports are expected to see a huge lift this year, rising from 8,320 containers in 2017 to 10,400, according to local media. The 25% increase   which would see 200 containers shipped per week compared to 160  was announced by National Banana Association (JNB) president Valentín Ruíz Delgado, who attributed the rise to the recovery from flooding in 2016 and ... Read More »

New car sales in the Netherlands soar to record €13b in 2017

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AMSTERDAM: New car sales in the Netherlands increased by €1.3bn, or more than 11%, to €13bn last year, the sector organisation RAI Vereniging said on Friday. As reported earlier, 414,538 new cars were sold in 2017, an increase of 8.4% over the previous year. The RAI organisation said buoyant sales of smaller SUVs boosted the price average while a higher ... Read More »

Netherlands confirms tax treaty negotiation priorities

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AMSTERDAM:  Netherlands will seek to resume discussions towards double taxation avoidance treaties with several countries in 2018, including the United States, the Government has said. The Dutch Government will attempt to begin tax treaty talks with at least seven countries this year, including Australia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Morocco, Austria, and Portugal, according to an update on the Dutch tax ... Read More »

Dutch parent banks hit by cyber attacks

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AMSTERDAM: Servers at ABN Amro, ING and Rabobank have been subject to a DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service attack, where a server connected to the internet is overflooded with data requests, and subsequently crashes. ABN Amro’s infrastructure was the first to be targeted. On Saturday, the bank’s home and mobile banking services became unavailable for a few hours. The ... Read More »

Netherland strength trims scrap exporters’ gains

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AMSTERDAM: A resurgence in prices made 2017 a strong year for global scrap exporters after a challenging 2015 and 2016. But a strengthening of the euro over the year cut into the gains made by European suppliers on dollar-denominated cfr Turkey sales compared with suppliers from other destinations. An increase in steel demand and prices in 2017 boosted Turkish steelmakers’ ... Read More »

Netherlands installed 853 MW of solar in 2017

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AMSTERDAM: Netherlands saw the addition of new PV systems with a combined capacity of 853 MW last year, according to the “Nationaal Solar Trendrapport 2018” released by Good!/Solar Solutions. If confirmed by official numbers, last year’s results would represent a growth of 328 MW and 60% compared to 2016, which had been the country’s record year in terms of solar ... Read More »

Netherland Fruit exports surpass the 2b

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AMSTERDAM: Exporters  stated that Peruvian fruit exports in all their presentations  between January and November 2017 amounted to US $ 2.025 billion, i.e. 20% more than in the same period of 2016. The manager of Agricultural exports of the guild, Paula Carrion Tello, said that fresh fruit exports accounted for 89.2% of total exports, but that exports of frozen, canned ... Read More »

Netherland Export growth over 9 percent in November

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AMSTERDAM: Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports that the total volume of goods exports grew by 9.4 percent in November 2017 relative to November 2016. Relative growth was higher than in October 2017. In November, exports of machinery, appliances and cars increased again most notably. The volume of imports was 5.3 percent up on November2016. Import growth was also higher than in ... Read More »