Households put more money into investments

The number of households putting their money into investments rather than savings accounts has risen for the first time in over two years.

For nine quarters households were taking money out of their investments, but in the first quarter of 2013 money went back in, to the tune of €18m, the Dutch central bank said on Tuesday.

The rise is probably a result of low interest rates on savings accounts and the recent improvement in the stock exchange, says the bank.



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