ECB launches instant payment service

Friday, 30 November 2018 21:30
The European Central Bank (ECB) on Friday launched TIPs, an instant payment service that can be used by consumers and businesses in the Euro zone.

Postage stamps to go up in price

Thursday, 29 November 2018 10:06
The price of a normal postage stamp will go up on 1 January to 95 cents, an increase of 9.5%. The old priority stamp is reintroduced, at a cost of one euro per stamp.
Belgium’s largest ever trade mission departs today for Morocco, led by Princess Astrid and including 469 business participants.
“Black Friday”, the post-Thanksgiving end of year sale that originated in America, has led to an increase in electronic transactions in Belgium too. 

Around 350,000 ghost companies in Belgium

Sunday, 25 November 2018 03:37
Belgium has around 350,000 “ghost” companies.
According to the annual price survey of the consumer watchdog publication Test Achats/Test Aankoop, Colruyt has been found to be the cheapest supermarket in Belgium for the tenth year in a row.
The Swedish automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars has deferred its plans to build, as of the end of next year, Chinese cars of the Lynk & Co brand (subsidiary) in Ghent, Belga learned Wednesday from the company.

Duvel invests in UK fermented tea

Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:33
The Duvel Moortgat brewery has taken a majority stake in Jarr, a London company that brews kombucha, a fermented tea.

Record semester for Walloon exports

Thursday, 22 November 2018 17:02
Wallonia’s exports reached 22.6 billion euros in the first semester of 2018, representing a half-year record, and an increase by 8.4% compared to the same period in 2017, the Walloon Agency for Exports and Foreign Investment (AWEX) announced Wednesday.
The Belgian branch of the Ikea furniture giant on Wednesday announced a reorganisation that could cost 100 to 120 jobs at its headquarters in Zaventem and its human resources departments.