For many the 1st of June will be marked as the day terraces will reopen. Another relaxation of measures that gives us back part of our freedom.
In mid-March I gave a lecture to a group of Master students about innovation policy. We discussed, among other things, ‘frugal’ innovation and how this type of innovation is often driven by adversity and a lack of resources.
Alex Tess Rutten, the chairman of the National Student Union, is worried about the financial situation of students during the Corona crisis. Since the introduction of the loan system, many young people became financially dependent on their jobs.
On the 30th of April Shell announced it would reduce its dividends for the first time in 75 years. The dividend will be reduced from € 0.48 to € 0.16. Shell follows the Norse oil giant Equinor which also reduced its dividend by 66%.
These are hard days for most of us. Many people are at home instead of at the university, and while we might be able to study, there are also people who are not able to work because of the Coronavirus.
Last Friday, the Dutch government once again organized a press conference. However, this time it was not about new corona measures or the relaxation of these measures, but about supporting the Dutch airline company KLM.
The term ‘globalization’ is increasingly used today, both in the positive and negative sense. The term will probably be familiar to you and is often linked to international trade and worldwide traveling.
For a long time it seemed to be the future, but more and more fractions are arising in the market for peer-to-peer lending. Peer-to-peer lending means that investors can lend their money directly to a private person, so without intervention of banks.
Over the past few weeks, almost every person in the Netherlands has been at home. Because of the coronavirus, it has been decided that from now on all work for which it is possible will be done from home.
The COVID-19 virus and its impact on public life is the conversation of the day and will likely remain the conversation for many days to come. Where the corona outbreak is in the first place a public health crisis, it has not in the last place also an adverse economic impact.