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  1. January 20, 2014

    Bosses in drag can set a good tone at the top

    In the dreary annals of presentations about corporate values, ABN Amro chairman Gerrit Zalm’s recent performance for the...

  2. January 16, 2014

    Call me madam: Chairman’s bank lessons

    Has an alternative asset ever performed better? Dressed like a Dutch version of the drag act Dame Edna Everage, ABN Amro’s...

  1. August 23, 2013

    Netherlands eyes IPO for ABN Amro in late 2014

    The Dutch government will hold an initial public offering in late 2014 to privatise state-owned bank ABN Amro, which it...

  2. July 21, 2013

    ABN Amro prepares for reprivatisation

    ABN Amro, the Dutch bank that emerged phoenix-like – and nationalised – from the ashes of the financial crisis, will be...

  3. May 17, 2013

    ABN Amro profits slide 17% as Dutch economy contracts

    ABN Amro’s profits fell 17 per cent in the first quarter as the Dutch economy contracted, pushing back the prospects of a...

  4. March 3, 2013

    No timetable for ABN Amro privatisation

    Despite a 34 per cent rise in net profits last year, Dutch bank ABN Amro still has no concrete schedule for a return to...

  5. August 24, 2012

    Weak Dutch economy and property woes hit ABN Amro

    Net profits at Dutch bank ABN Amro fell 36 per cent in the second quarter compared with the first quarter, as the stagnating...

  6. March 9, 2012

    ABN Amro hit by more Greek impairments

    Dutch bank ABN Amro lost €121m in the fourth quarter due to a second round of impairments on Greek government-guaranteed...

  7. November 18, 2011

    ABN Amro takes €500m Greek hit

    Dutch bank ABN Amro, which was taken over by the state during the 2008 financial crisis, reported a blow to its hopes to...

  8. October 23, 2011

    ABN Amro seeks new life as global force

    ABN Amro, the Dutch bank that has seen two of its three post-crisis owners collapse, is on a mission to re-emerge as a force...

  9. October 23, 2011

    ABN Amro returns from the dead

    When ABN Amro was taken over and broken up by Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Fortis back in 2007, it was a wrench for...

  10. August 26, 2011

    ABN Amro to shed 2,350 more jobs

    ABN Amro, the nationalised Dutch bank, said it would shed an additional 2,350 jobs – about 9 per cent of its staff – in the...

  11. May 20, 2010

    ABN Amro and Fortis warn on €1.3bn charges

    ABN Amro and Fortis Bank Nederland, two nationalised Dutch banks that are due to merge, both reported improved first-quarter...

  12. April 6, 2010

    Healing old wounds in cities of conflict

    It was a quintessentially Amsterdam scene: two men riding their bicycles through the morning cold one day in 2004. Then the...

  13. February 17, 2010

    Convergence plan will ‘facilitate’ possible IFRS adoption

    From Mr Gerrit Zalm. Sir, I was surprised to read your interpretation of recent enhancements to the governance of the...

  14. November 21, 2009

    Brussels warns on accounts rules

    Brussels has warned that it will be months before it decides whether to support a radical overhaul of accounting rules on...

  15. November 20, 2009

    Brussels warns on accounts rules

    Brussels has warned that it will be months before it decides whether to support a radical overhaul of accounting rules on...

  16. October 12, 2009

    Dutch central bank takes over DSB

    The Dutch central bank on Monday took control of DSB Bank, a small lender that focuses on mortgages and consumer credit,...

  17. April 3, 2009

    IASB rejects US rule changes

    Banks following international accounting rules will not get the break awarded to their US rivals, the international...

  18. April 2, 2009

    Non-US banks to miss out after accounts shift

    Banks following international accounting rules will not get the break awarded to their US rivals, the international standard...

  19. February 1, 2009

    ABN in talks with RBS on buying back arms

    ABN Amro, the nationalised Dutch bank, has held exploratory talks with Royal Bank of Scotland on buying back some of its...

  20. January 29, 2009

    Tighter check on accounting body

    Top regulators will now oversee the work of the international accounting rulemakers in an effort to give the group more...

  21. November 22, 2008

    Dutch unveil revival plans for large part of ABN Amro

    The Dutch government yesterday announced plans that amounted to a phoenix-like revival of a large part of ABN Amro, the...

  22. November 21, 2008

    Dutch unveil revival plans for ABN Amro

    The Dutch government on Friday announced plans that amounted to a phoenix-like revival of a large part of ABN Amro, the...

  23. November 6, 2008

    Scavengers

    The financial system may be melting down as banks around the world are being bailed out by governments, but Permira private...

  24. November 14, 2007

    Steinbrück tops FT rankings

    When the Financial Times asked a year ago; “Who is the fairest finance minister of them all?” the holders of Europe’s purse...

  25. October 17, 2007

    A political football for single-minded Zalm

    Gerrit Zalm is going to need all his political skills if he is to help push ahead the move to a single set of worldwide...

  26. October 17, 2007

    IASB warns Europe on accounting standards

    Europe should not develop its own version of accounting standards or it will risk torpedoing the global effort to produce a...

  27. September 27, 2007

    Observer: Public to private

    To the Netherlands, where Gerrit Zalm, former finance minister, has become the latest high-profile figure seeking to make...

  28. September 10, 2007

    Amsterdam’s soft approach to jihadists

    El-Tawheed mosque could only be in Amsterdam. Across the street is a coffee shop serving soft drugs. The facade of a house a...

  29. September 10, 2007

    Amsterdam's soft approach courts potential jihadists

    El-Tawheed mosque could only be in Amsterdam. Across the street is a coffee shop serving soft drugs. The facade of a house...

  30. June 28, 2007

    Observer: Career opportunity

    The Bank of England admitted in its annual report this week that it is worried about an exodus of economists lured by higher...

  31. March 6, 2007

    Former minister joins Rabobank

    Rabobank, the Dutch co-operative bank, yesterday appointed as a director Joop Wijn, the former Dutch economic affairs...

  32. February 15, 2007

    Policies challenge 'open Europe'

    Ségolène Royal's popularity in some of the big power centres of the European Union has been sinking almost as fast as her...

  33. February 14, 2007

    Dutch minister quits while budget is ahead

    When Gerrit Zalm, the parsimonious Dutch finance minister, leaves office next week he can boast a record unmatched in any...

  34. December 20, 2006

    Euronext chairman wins early festive present

    Shareholders yesterday presented Jan-Michiel Hessels, Euronext chairman, with the gift at the top of his wish-list when...

  35. December 19, 2006

    Dutch seek control of NYSE body

    The Dutch finance ministry is seeking to control a foundation set up to protect a combined New York Stock Exchange/Euronext...

  36. FT Alphaville

    December 14, 2006

    Fresh fears over US regulatory creep ahead of Euronext vote

    Jitters over whether exchange mergers might accelerate US regulatory creep have spread to Holland. Dutch asset manager...

  37. December 1, 2006

    Observer: Audit at the disco for Dutch DJs

    Coming soon to a disco near you: the Dutch taxman. Presumably swapping sensible shoes and pinstriped suit for something...

  38. November 30, 2006

    Audit at the disco for Dutch DJs

    Coming soon to a disco near you: the Dutch taxman. Presumably swapping sensible shoes and pinstriped suit for something...

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