Emergency calls to become more automated

Sunday, 05 August 2018 11:07
Calls made to emergency numbers will be treated automatically “in the near future,” according to Astrid, the federal agency which handles the communications.
Belgian businesses told the Tax department they sent 129 billion euros to tax havens in their 2017 tax forms (which cover 2016), La Libre Belgique reported on Saturday.
Belgium has retained its place as the sixth-largest producer of beer in the EU, according to the official statistics office Eurostat.
The Coup de Pouce (A Little Boost) loan programme, launched in late 2016, had raised a total of 6.4 million euros in loans for 343 young companies in Wallonia by the end of June, L’Echo reported on Thursday.
The National Bank of Paris, BNP Paribas, achieved good results in the second quarter of 2018 in Belgium in its retail services, grossing 345 million euros, an increase of 6%, the French bank said in its latest quarterly report.
Flanders is still in the running to host a large factory that Tesla plans to build in Europe, the head of Flanders Investment and Trade, Claire Tillekaerts, said on Tuesday.

Warm weather boosts lingerie sales

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:54
This summer’s high temperatures have boosted lingerie sales across Flanders.
Belgium’s gross national product (GNP) grew by 0.3% in the second quarter of the year, just as it did in the first, according to figures from the National Bank of Belgium (BNB).
Private coach company Flixbus, until now restricted to travel between cities in other countries, may now provide a service between cities in Flanders like Ghent and Aalst, the Flemish government has decided.
The Audi E-tron, an electric SUV assembled in Brussels, will be launched officially in San Francisco on the 17th of September, its German manufacturer has announced.