New investment products popular
The market for special structured bonds has grown at a spectacular rate in recent years.
High profits on bonds
In the first nine months of 2010, the value of bonds increased by more than 23 billion euro. In this period, the value of newly issued bonds minus paid-off bonds was 27 billion euro.
Interest rate on government bonds lower than inflation
In September 2011, the interest rate on the latest Dutch ten-year government bonds averaged 2.3 percent. For the first time in decades, the interest rate on government bonds was lower than inflation...
Nearly 178 billion euro in share market value up in smoke
Around 178 billion euro of the value Dutch companies on the Amsterdam stock exchange disappeared into thin air in the first nine months of 2008.
Economy drops from boom to zero growth
The Dutch economy dropped from a period of booming to zero growth in the course of 2008. Although economic growth was 2.7 percent on average in the first three quarters compared with the first three...
Nearly 18 billion euro paid out in dividends in 2008
Dutch companies quoted on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange paid out nearly 18 billion euro in dividends in 2008. The total return was marginally lower than in 2007.
Non-financial companies pay out record amount in dividends
Dutch companies quoted on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange paid out nearly 17 billion euro in dividends to their shareholders last year. The total dividend payout is almost back at the level prior to the...