Earlier this week, Fitch downgraded its outlook for the Netherlands as a whole from stable to negative, saying falling house prices are not good for consumer confidence and are depressing spending power. The country retained its AAA status.
All three banks are either state owned or have had state support. BNG is the state-run local authorities bank.
In a statement, Fitch said the nationalisation of financial services group SNS Reaal last week shows the Dutch banking sector is not yet out of trouble.
Although hard to imagine, the shortage in the skilled and highly-educated workforces is expected to grow in the coming years. Expatica therefore introduces the International Job Fair, the event for pursuing an international career in the Netherlands.
Looking for love? Interested in making new friends? Meet the most eligible internationals in the Netherlands. Don't miss out! Previous participants have said they “ended up really enjoying it a lot more than expected.”
“Get out of your comfort zone and challenge your beliefs,” says Expatica’s dating expert Jean-Baptiste Trannoy.
A guide to telephone, internet and television along with utility services water, electricity and gas in the Netherlands.
Lost in the Dutch immigration system? Look no further than this guide compiled for our Survival Guide 2012.
Expatica offers a whistle-stop tour of life in the modern Netherlands.
The challenges and benefits of the maternity system in the Netherlands and how it differs to other countries.