15 November 2006 - afternoon

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All newspapers carried reports about the public transport strike in the four largest Randstad cities.

All newspapers carried reports about the public transport strike in the four largest Randstad cities.

NRC Handelsblad

Banks launch own stock market

Seven large foreign banks have decided to establish a stock market in Europe. They are dissatisfied with the fees they have to pay at existing stock markets.

No split in energy sector

The electricity networks will remain in public hands, but the forced split of power companies is off the agenda. The decision was the result of a political compromise that the Senate backed on Tuesday.

Vote advice websites decide dozens of seats

Swinging voters — who will decide dozens of parliamentary seats — often use a vote advisory website. Starting out initially as modest assistance, the 'stemwijzer' services have now become an "obtrusive, forceful advisor".

Het Parool

City helps starters with interest-free mortgage

A municipal fund is to be set up for a supplementary interest-free mortgage. The fund will help Amsterdam renters who earn low-incomes to buy a 'starters' house.

Rutte opens attack on SP

Liberal VVD leader Mark Rutte has attacked the Socialist SP of Jan Marijnissen, claiming it is absurd that other parties leave the SP alone.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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