Household assets shrink

The value of shares, bonds and pension savings held by Dutch households plunged by €152bn over the first nine months of last year, compared with the end of 2007, says national statistics office CBS.

The Dutch have lost €43bn on their shares, €94m on the value of their pensions and life insurance policies and €3bn on their bonds, the CBS said.

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