Dutch news, just like any international news, has been filled with the economic crisis in recent years. But don’t worry, despite the negative economic climate (expressed in protests and strong government savings), Holland is still a wealthy nation. The average Dutch spendable household income is the second highest within the EU, following Luxembourg.
In Holland, if you have a navigation system in your car, you have a TomTom. This Dutch company, with headquarters in Amsterdam, has reached global success with its navigation products and the company name has become the product name in Dutch.
Large Dutch multinationals are icons in the Dutch export-driven economy. However, many of the companies are half foreign. A relatively recent merger is KLM, now part of the holding Air France-KLM; in its operations, Shell was already half British, and this became official in 2005; and then there is and an old merger: Unilever has […]