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Football: Dutch league table

Dutch league table after Friday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): FC Twente 15 7 6 2 35 15 27 Vitesse Arnhem 14 8 3 3 28 18 27 Ajax 14 7 4 3 29 15 25 AZ Alkmaar 14 7 3 4 25 21 24 FC Groningen 14 6 5 3 28 25 23 FC Zwolle 14 5 6 3 22 14 21 Feyenoord 14 6 3 5 27 22 21 PSV Eindhoven 14 5 5 4 25 15 20 SC Heerenveen 13 5 4 4 30 26 19 NAC Breda 14 5 3 6 24 23 18 FC Utrecht 14 5 3 6 20 26 18

Dutch finance minister Dijsselbloem: 20 per cent bonus cap for bankers in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM - The Netherlands' finance minister says he plans to introduce a law that would cap bonuses in the banking sector to no more than 20 per cent of total salary. In his weekly appearance on RTL television, Jeroen Dijsselbloem said looser rules may apply abroad, but "where the Netherlands is boss" the cap will be enforced.

Football: Dutch league table

Dutch league table after Saturday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Ajax 14 7 4 3 29 15 25 Vitesse Arnhem 13 7 3 3 25 18 24 AZ Alkmaar 14 7 3 4 25 21 24 FC Groningen 13 6 4 3 28 25 22 FC Twente 13 5 6 2 28 12 21 Feyenoord 13 6 3 4 27 21 21 PSV Eindhoven 14 5 5 4 25 15 20 FC Zwolle 13 5 5 3 22 14 20 SC Heerenveen 13 5 4 4 30 26 19 NAC Breda 13 5 3 5 22 18 18 Roda JC 14 4 6 4 24 30 18

Dutch self-image shaken by "Black Pete" debate

By Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Dutch see themselves as tolerant pragmatists, especially adaptable if social harmony or commercial interests demand it. But that self-image has taken a battering in recent weeks as a growing chorus of voices inside and outside the country protest against a Christmas tradition that many Dutch see as harmless fun but critics say is racist.

Football: Dutch league table

Netherlands league table after Sunday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Vitesse Arnhem 13 7 3 3 25 18 24 AZ Alkmaar 13 7 2 4 23 19 23 Ajax 13 6 4 3 26 15 22 FC Groningen 13 6 4 3 28 25 22 FC Twente 13 5 6 2 28 12 21 Feyenoord 13 6 3 4 27 21 21 FC Zwolle 13 5 5 3 22 14 20 PSV Eindhoven 13 5 4 4 24 14 19 SC Heerenveen 12 5 3 4 29 25 18 NAC Breda 13 5 3 5 22 18 18 Roda JC 13 4 5 4 22 28 17

ING Q3 profit falls following Korean asset sale; new CEO says 'thanks' for 2008 state aid

AMSTERDAM - ING Groep NV saw its third-quarter profit fall sharply after it booked a loss on the sale of operations in South Korea. However the company's new chief executive said Wednesday profits on an underlying basis were stable and that the company is close to repaying rescue money it received from the Dutch state in times of crisis in 2008 and 2009. Jan Hommen, the executive who stepped in after the bailouts to oversee ING's restructuring, retired on Oct. 1. His replacement, Ralph Hamers, said Wednesday that ING is "grateful" for the taxpayer money.

Football: Dutch league table

Dutch league table after Sunday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): AZ Alkmaar 12 7 1 4 21 17 22 Vitesse Arnhem 12 6 3 3 22 17 21 FC Twente 12 5 5 2 27 11 20 Feyenoord 12 6 2 4 25 19 20 PSV Eindhoven 12 5 4 3 23 12 19 Ajax 12 5 4 3 23 15 19 FC Zwolle 12 5 4 3 21 13 19 FC Groningen 12 5 4 3 25 25 19 Roda JC 12 4 5 3 21 24 17 NAC Breda 12 4 3 5 20 17 15 SC Heerenveen 11 4 3 4 24 23 15

Tutu, Annan and Bono attend memorial service for Dutch prince

Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan and Bono attended a private ceremony on Saturday in memory of Dutch Prince Friso, who died in August after failing to recover from a skiing accident, local media reported. The ceremony took place in the Oude Kerk church in Delft, where the prince in April 2004 married Mabel Wisse Smit in defiance of parliament, a union which cost him his claim to the throne. Others among the 900 or so guests at the memorial included Prince Haakon of Norway and Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands.

Football: Dutch league table

Dutch league table after Sunday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): FC Twente 11 5 4 2 25 9 19 Ajax 11 5 4 2 23 14 19 AZ Alkmaar 11 6 1 4 19 17 19 PSV Eindhoven 11 5 3 3 22 11 18 FC Zwolle 11 5 3 3 20 12 18 Vitesse Arnhem 11 5 3 3 21 17 18 FC Groningen 11 5 3 3 22 22 18 Feyenoord 11 5 2 4 23 19 17 Roda JC 11 4 4 3 18 21 16 NAC Breda 11 4 3 4 20 14 15 SC Heerenveen 10 4 3 3 24 21 15

Football: Dutch league table

Dutch league table after Saturday's matches (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): FC Twente 11 5 4 2 25 9 19 Ajax 11 5 4 2 23 14 19 PSV Eindhoven 10 5 3 2 21 9 18 FC Zwolle 10 5 3 2 20 10 18 Feyenoord 10 5 2 3 22 17 17 Vitesse Arnhem 10 5 2 3 19 15 17 FC Groningen 10 5 2 3 20 20 17 AZ Alkmaar 10 5 1 4 17 17 16 NAC Breda 11 4 3 4 20 14 15 SC Heerenveen 10 4 3 3 24 21 15 Roda JC 10 3 4 3 16 20 13
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