Bankruptcy rate nears 2008 total

The number of firms declared bankrupt in the first six months of this year reached 3,351, compared with 3,840 in 2008 as a whole, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.

In June alone, the courts declared 520 institutions and companies bankrupt, an increase of 60% on the year-earlier period.

Thank you for donating to

We could not provide the Dutch News service, and keep it free of charge, without the generous support of our readers. Your donations allow us to report on issues you tell us matter, and provide you with a summary of the most important Dutch news each day.

Make a donation