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  1. March 13, 2010

    Dutch Labour party leader stands down

    The Dutch Labour party announced a sudden change of leader on Friday, just three months ahead of a general election, in what...

  2. February 24, 2010

    Far right hopes rise in Dutch election

    The Netherlands has called a snap general election for June 9 after the coalition government collapsed at the weekend over...

  1. February 24, 2010

    Far right seeks to benefit from Dutch election in June

    The Netherlands has called a snap general election for June 9 after the coalition government collapsed at the weekend amid...

  2. February 22, 2010

    Dutch snap election set for June 9

    Jan Peter Balkenende arrives at the Noordeinde Royal Palace in The Hague to meet Queen Beatrix The Netherlands has called a...

  3. February 22, 2010

    Dutch departure saps Afghan effort

    It is hard to conceive of anything less helpful to the mission in Afghanistan than the collapse of the Dutch government....

  4. February 20, 2010

    Dutch government collapses over Afghan troop mission

    Troops from the Netherlands will be pulled out of Afghanistan after the Dutch coalition government – led by prime minister...

  5. January 6, 2010

    Reykyavik is warned over political isolation

    Iceland has been warned it risksisolation after its president blocked a deal to repay almost €4bn lost by UK and Dutch...

  6. November 20, 2009

    ABN and Fortis set for final injection

    The Dutch state plans to provide ABN Amro and Fortis Bank Nederland, two nationalised banks, with a further €4.4bn in...

  7. November 19, 2009

    ABN Amro and Fortis set for €4.4bn bail-out

    The Dutch state plans to provide ABN Amro and Fortis Bank Nederland, two nationalised banks, with a further €4.4bn in...

  8. October 20, 2009

    State aid rejected as DSB is left to fail

    DSB Bank, a small Dutch lender, yesterday became the first western European bank to be allowed to fail since the onset of...

  9. October 19, 2009

    DSB Bank declared bankrupt

    DSB Bank, a small Dutch lender, on Monday became the first western European bank to be allowed to fail since the onset of...

  10. October 13, 2009

    Dutch state takes over after bank run

    The Dutch central bank was yesterday forced to take control of DSB Bank, a small lender that focuses on mortgages and...

  11. 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,...

  12. September 17, 2009

    Deutsche Bank out of talks with ABN

    Deutsche Bank has walked away from negotiations to buy commercial banking operations from ABN Amro, the state-owned Dutch...

  13. September 10, 2009

    Netherlands pioneers code to limit bank executives' bonuses

    Dutch banks are poised to become the first in the world to cap bonuses paid to their most senior executives under a new...

  14. September 9, 2009

    Dutch banks agree bonus code

    Dutch banks are poised to become the first in the world to put a cap on the value of bonuses paid to their most senior...

  15. September 3, 2009

    EU unites behind call to curb bonuses

    European Union finance ministers will press for clearly defined restrictions on bonus pay for bankers when they hold talks...

  16. September 2, 2009

    EU unites behind call for bank bonus cap

    Christine Lagarde, French finance minister, after the meeting aimed at forging a common position on bankers’ pay and...

  17. July 14, 2009

    Software AG slides despite takeover bid

    Investor glee at the first large German M&A deal of the year was not enough to stem a steep slide in Software AG on Tuesday...

  18. April 10, 2009

    ING goes back to basics

    Jan Hommen, chief executive at ING, may have insisted that the Dutch banking and insurance group’s new “back to basics”...

  19. March 24, 2009

    ING in 'moral appeal' to top staff to return bonuses

    ING, the Dutch banking and insurance group, yesterday made a "moral appeal" to its senior managers to return their bonuses...

  20. March 23, 2009

    ING urges top staff to return bonuses

    ING, the Dutch banking and insurance group,made a “moral appeal” on Monday to its senior managers to return their bonuses...

  21. Westminster Blog

    February 6, 2009

    Sarkozy: VAT cut won't make people buy if they are "scared of their future"

      Gordon Brown may be in full mobile-hurling mode this morning after his VAT cuts were criticised by the French president in...

  22. February 4, 2009

    London's tax cut draws Dutch minister's fire

    The UK's cut in value added tax and the do-nothing approach of some European Union states to the financial crisis have been...

  23. February 4, 2009

    Dutch fire salvo at London's tax cut

    The UK's cut in value added tax and the do-nothing approach of some European Union states to the financial crisis have been...

  24. February 3, 2009

    Dutch fire salvo at London’s tax cut

    The UK’s cut in value added tax and the do-nothing approach of some European Union states to the financial crisis have been...

  25. FT Alphaville

    February 2, 2009

    ABN eyes buy-back from RBS

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

  26. 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...

  27. January 20, 2009

    ABN might regain RBS businesses

    The Dutch finance minister has signalled possible interest in reconstructing ABN Amro by buying back some of its businesses...

  28. January 17, 2009

    Banking turmoil calls for more effective solutions

    Europe Further capital injections likely Massive bank rescue plans co-ordinated three months ago by many European...

  29. January 17, 2009

    Turmoil needs more effective solutions

    Europe: Further capital injections likely Huge bank rescue plans co-ordinated three months ago by many governments were...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. November 17, 2008

    European finance ministers: profiles

    Now in its third year, the FT guide to Europe’s finance ministers benchmarks performance, to reveal who is the best...

  33. October 29, 2008

    Aegon receives €3bn state injection

    Aegon, the Dutch insurer, yesterday took a €3bn ($3.7bn) capital injection from the state, becoming the latest Benelux...

  34. October 15, 2008

    Threat to Dutch savers in Icesave

    Plans to compensate savers up to €100,000 ($136,600) for deposits at the Dutch arm of Icesave, a subsidiary of the...

  35. October 15, 2008

    Threat to Dutch savers in Icesave

    Plans to compensate savers up to €100,000 ($136,600) for deposits at the Dutch arm of Icesave, a subsidiary of the Icelandic...

  36. October 6, 2008

    BNP takes control of Fortis in €14.5bn deal

    BNP Paribas is set to become the biggest bank in the eurozone in terms of size of deposits after taking over Fortis...

  37. October 4, 2008

    Dutch alter terms of Fortis bail-out

    The Dutch government last night ripped up the week-old bail-out of Fortis, announcing it would spend €16.8bn (£13.1bn) to...

  38. October 4, 2008

    Dutch to take over Fortis in Netherlands

    The Dutch government last night ripped up the week-old bail-out of Fortis, announcing it would spend €16.8bn to take full...

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