Dec 19 2013 | 4:41 AM

Director of the Amsterdam Museum, Paul Spies, launches the new app ‘Follow the money’ by sounding the gong. With this app users can take a stroll through the centre of Amsterdam and learn more about the financial history of the city. The tour spans a period of 400 years, from the Golden Age to the present.

With the app users can get acquainted with the visible financial history in the city in an accessible way. The app has been realized by the Amsterdam Museum with the help of Platform Capital Amsterdam, Capital Amsterdam Foundation, Nachenius Tjeenk Foundation, the Dutch Central Bank and M2Mobi. The app is available for free in both Dutch and English in the Google store or can be downloaded from Itunes, search term "money tour.

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Dec 18 2013 | 5:21 AM

Brechtje Riphagen, founder of Innofuse and the winner of the prestigious Shell LiveWIRE Award 2013 visits Euronext Amsterdam and sounds the gong in the presence of president director Shell Netherlands B.V., Dick Benschop and director Syntens Innovation Center, Piet van Staalduinen.

The winner is chosen on December 17th and received the award from Bertholt Leeftink, director-general Enterprise and Innovation at the Ministry of Economic Affairs at the award ceremony hosted at Shell Headquarters in The Hague. Shell LiveWIRE is an international social investment programme that aims to help young innovative entrepreneurs develop their business. Every year over 600 entrepreneurs receive free professional coaching and training through master classes as well as access to an expert network. Syntens Innovation implements...

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Dec 17 2013 | 5:22 AM

Today (Re)insurance brokers are common among organizations and individuals, but that was not always the case. Exactly 325 years ago the oldest existing insurance broker in the world was founded, a company that is now known as Aon (ticker symbol: AON). CEO Aon Benfield Netherlands,Bob Reichenfeld, sounds the gong to celebrate the anniversary.

The founding father of Aon risk consultants and (re)insurance brokers is Evert van Heijningen. Back in 1688 he founded his company, Van Heijningen, which is now part of one of the largest financial services companies in the world. What began with a single policy, is now a $ 11.5 billion global company with over 500 offices in 120 countries and a working population of more than 65,000.

(Re)insurance brokers and insurers continue to ensure that risks are manageable and pose limited...

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Dec 16 2013 | 4:55 AM

Arends Techniek is the winner of the 10th edition of the FD Gazellen Award and visits Euronext to celebrate.

The FD Gazelle Award, presented annually by the Dutch financial daily Het Financieele Dagblad, is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship and drawing attention to the country’s fastest-growing companies. This year, for the 10th consecutive year, awards were presented to the fastest-growing companies in each category. In all 12 provinces, regional prizes were awarded in three categories, based on sales levels (small, medium, large). At the same time, Het Financieele Dagblad delved into the state of entrepreneurship in each province.

Arends Techniek emerged as the national winner of the award for the Fastest-Growing Company of 2013. The company, which installs solar panels, received the award in The Hague during the...

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