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Dutch government sells another part of ABN Amro stake for €1.5bn

    Dutch government sells another part of ABN Amro stake for €1.5bn The Dutch government has further reduced its shareholding in ABN Amro, selling a block representing 7% of the bank’s outstanding shares for €1.5bn.

    Broadcaster NOS said that the government still holds 63% of ABN Amro shares, worth €13.5bn at the bank’s current share price. ABN Amro shares have risen sharply since the end of 2016 when they were tra

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    Dutch government sells another part of ABN Amro stake for €1.5bn

      Dutch government sells another part of ABN Amro stake for €1.5bn The Dutch government has further reduced its shareholding in ABN Amro, selling a block representing 7% of the bank’s outstanding shares for €1.5bn.

      Broadcaster NOS said that the government still holds 63% of ABN Amro shares, worth €13.5bn at the bank’s current share price. ABN Amro shares have risen sharply since the end of 2016 when they were tra

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      Dutch suicide rate is stable but more over-60s kill themselves

        Dutch suicide rate is stable but more over-60s kill themselvesPhoto: Depositphotos.com

        Last year 1,894 people committed suicide in the Netherlands, a slight rise of 23 on the previous year, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.

        Given the growth in the size of the population, the suicide rate remains 11 per 100,000 inhabitants, roughly in line with the European average.

        However, there has been an

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        Dutch suicide rate is stable but more over-60s kill themselves

          Dutch suicide rate is stable but more over-60s kill themselvesPhoto: Depositphotos.com

          Last year 1,894 people committed suicide in the Netherlands, a slight rise of 23 on the previous year, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.

          Given the growth in the size of the population, the suicide rate remains 11 per 100,000 inhabitants, roughly in line with the European average.

          However, there has been an

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          KLM sues Schiphol airport over delays in May, claims damages

            KLM sues Schiphol airport over delays in May, claims damages Airline KLM has filed a damages claim against Schiphol airport for delays during the May school holiday weeks. The Dutch flag carrier would not comment on the amount of the claim but earlier said it would run into several million euros, the Telegraaf said on Wednesday.

            A KLM spokesman confirmed the damages claim on Tuesday evening after it was

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            KLM sues Schiphol airport over delays in May, claims damages

              KLM sues Schiphol airport over delays in May, claims damages Airline KLM has filed a damages claim against Schiphol airport for delays during the May school holiday weeks. The Dutch flag carrier would not comment on the amount of the claim but earlier said it would run into several million euros, the Telegraaf said on Wednesday.

              A KLM spokesman confirmed the damages claim on Tuesday evening after it was

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              Philips to buy US cardiac and vascular surgery specialist for €1.9bn

                 

                Philips to buy US cardiac and vascular surgery specialist for €1.9bnPhilips HQ in Amsterdam. Photo: Philips via Wikimedia Commons

                Philips said on Wednesday it plans to spend the equivalent of €1.9bn on US company Spectranetics, which specialises in making equipment for surgery to treat cardiac and vascular disease.

                Both companies’ management have agreed to the deal, which will be completed in the third quarter of t

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                Philips to buy US cardiac and vascular surgery specialist for €1.9bn

                   

                  Philips to buy US cardiac and vascular surgery specialist for €1.9bnPhilips HQ in Amsterdam. Photo: Philips via Wikimedia Commons

                  Philips said on Wednesday it plans to spend the equivalent of €1.9bn on US company Spectranetics, which specialises in making equipment for surgery to treat cardiac and vascular disease.

                  Both companies’ management have agreed to the deal, which will be completed in the third quarter of t

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