Definitive end of VLM in Antwerp

Monday, 03 December 2018 17:53
Although the interest in what remained of VLM was considerable, the liquidator only found interested buyers in the aircraft of the company.
The SeaMade consortium can begin building windmills in the North Sea in Summer 2019.

Business tycoon Albert Frère dies aged 92

Monday, 03 December 2018 11:06
Industrialist and investor Albert Frère, for long Belgium’s richest man, has died at the age of 92.
Finance minister Johan Van Overtveldt has promised to take legal action against petrol stations who are openly selling heating oil to owners of diesel cars as the price of legal diesel has increased.

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.