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Customer pays for high gas costs for companies | Empty stadiums means red numbers | And it’s Dutch Design Week

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Calculate the pain. Banks ABN Amro and Rabobank expect that Dutch entrepreneurs will partly deposit their strongly increased gas bill with the customer. These companies in particular are vulnerable to higher energy costs, which can wipe out their profit margins.

Designers are taking over the city. The largest design festival in Northern Europe broke out in Eindhoven on Saturday. Back after the virtual year 2020, RTL Z is also present at the nine-day Dutch Design Week to report on the wackiest and most practical designs of the future.

Attention Apple fanboys and girls. Your favorite appliance farmer from the silicon valley will sprinkle with fresh products again tonight. For example, the popular new MacBook Pro and AirPods are expected by analysts. Or is there perhaps a surprise in store?

The third earnings season of this year is getting underway. With today Philips transformed into a medical tech company that opens the books. Analysts see profits under pressure in advance, due to the painful recall on all fronts of sleep apnea and ventilators that may be carcinogenic.

Empty stadiums cause red numbers. A professional football organization cannot do without supporters, as the millions of losses as a result of the corona crisis showed. Despite NOW support, Dutch professional clubs such as Ajax and Vitesse closed their financial year en masse with a significant loss. PSV will present the annual report shortly.

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The Netherlands is beeping and squeaking under the staff shortage. Bicycle repair shops are closing, childcare is at a crossroads, and the end is far from in sight.

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A feel-good moment on Monday morning, this video by organ man Joris (27). When he was 18 he bought his first organ, now he has 7. “It’s a childhood dream come true.”

And this you may have missed this weekend: The cabinet is allocating billions to compensate us for the increased energy prices. But how do you actually get your money back and why is there no distinction between incomes? Six questions and answers about the plan.

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PS The staff shortage is starting to take its toll. There are solutions, but it won’t be easy, Z researched.

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