Belgium's banks could start practising more liberal opening hours from as early as next month, if unions representing bank employees agree to a proposal formulated by the banks themselves, De Tijd reports.
Lime, the American company which provides electric scooters for rent in Brussels, risks being fined by the commune of Uccle unless it takes action to prevent its scooters being abandoned by users on the streets of the commune, municipal authorities have warned.

KBC named bank of the year by comparebanque.be

Thursday, 17 January 2019 15:15
KBC is the bank of the year, according to the comparebanque.be website. The application developed by the bank is cited as one of the banking institution’s strong points.
Zeebrugge Port registered a net increase in cargo-handling activity in 2018, its general manager, Joachim Coens, indicated on Wednesday.
The “helicopter money” concept, which could translate into the European Central Bank giving money directly to European citizens, could have a real impact on the economy, according to the latest investors’ barometer published on Tuesday by the ING bank.
Plans by the Dutch-Belgian supermarket giant Ahold-Delhaize to expand in Belgium, which we report elsewhere, could mean problems for competitors like Colruyt, market analysts said.
The Belgian-Dutch distribution group Ahold Dehaize announced on Monday that it aimed to accelerate growth by opening about 350 stores and supermarkets in three to four years.
The international multi-currency transfer agency, TransferWise, announced Thursday that it had formally requested a license from the National Bank of Belgium for its activities in the European capital.

New Flemish commercial mission to Saudi Arabia

Thursday, 10 January 2019 15:49
A new Flemish economic mission will head to Saudi Arabia in March, despite Prime Minister Geert Bourgeois’ (N-VA) earlier statements, De Standaard and Het Nieuwsblad wrote Thursday.

Proximus prepares for future competition

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 16:38
The chief executive officer of Proximus, Dominique Leroy, is taking up her responsibilities to position her company in the face of future competition, the high-tech industry federation, Agoria, commented following the announcement by Proximus of a plan including 1,900 layoffs and 1,250 recruitments.