Business | U.K. Economy Falters as Brexit Looms. Amsterdam Sees Risks, and Opportunity. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index New data for 2018’s fourth quarter shows the British economy growing at its slowest pace since 2012, bringing the broad impact of a no-deal split from the European Union into sharp relief. Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, a major hub for air cargo. People in the Netherlands, Britain’s third-largest trading partner, have been nervous about the implications for their country since the June 2016 referendum that set Brexit in motion. Credit Credit Jussi Puikkonen for The New York Times Supported by ByPeter S. Goodman Feb. 11, 2019 AMSTERDAM — If anyone in the Netherlands is happy about Britain jilting the European Union, they keep that sentiment to themselves. The country has been built on trade, with huge volumes of goods flowing from its ports across the English Channel. … [Read more...] about U.K. Economy Falters as Brexit Looms. Amsterdam Sees Risks, and Opportunity.