Gas up for Ebusco | First hovel, now hot | And Melbourne can go outside again

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Seven years ago, these homes would have been for sale for years. Because they are in a hamlet, on a busy road or were simply too expensive. Now, thanks to the madness in the housing market, they are selling like hot cakes. “We went from an asking price of 4.5 tons to bids of 500,000 euros.”

Gas up for Ebusco. Figuratively, then, because the Brabant manufacturer makes electric buses and is now also bringing that business to the Amsterdam stock exchange. Today is the first trading day. The IPO should bring the company around 300 million euros; money with which it wants to grow in Asia and North America, among other places.

Don’t be surprised if you see young people taking to the streets in droves today. Organizations such as Fridays for Future are calling on them to demonstrate for the climate, just like at the beginning of 2019, for example, when Dutch students were truant by the thousands and went to Malieveld in The Hague to make themselves heard. The protests come a week before the major climate change summit in Glasgow.

The months-long lockdowns in Melbourne have finally come to an end. Residents of the Australian city have had to stay indoors for more than 260 days in the past two years due to the corona virus. This makes Melbourne the record holder for this pandemic. Now it can be relaxed, because more than 70 percent of the population has been vaccinated.

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The tax-free kilometer allowance of 0.19 cents, shouldn’t it even be increased? On the employers’ side, they are in favor of it, but the Ministry of Finance bounces the ball back: use the free space of the work-related costs scheme.

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Sent straight out of the way for taking a few testers and a plastic bag. Sounds a bit brutal and so did the subdistrict court judge. The drugstore employee who is involved was therefore awarded a hefty fee.

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According to departing CEO Jacques van den Broek of staffing giant Randstad, the business community and the government must work together much more closely to combat the shortage on the labor market. “The solution is: everyone at work.”

This could come along at the coffee machine:

  • It really seems to be a race against time to get your Sinterklaas gifts at home on time.
  • You can now pay in the Moscow metro by just showing your face.
  • Watch: the live stream in which Prorail slides an 80-metre long rail deck into place.

Good day!

ps Deals of tens of thousands of euros, extra security in shops and secrecy about who owns what. No, we are not talking about crypto coins, but about Pokémon cards.

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