Virtuo car-hire service comes to Brussels

Friday, 26 January 2018 19:11
The Virtuo care-hire service this month opened two stations in Brussels and Zaventem, its first outside of France, the French start-up announced on Friday.
Belgium’s Federal Government will do everything possible to give maximum support to Carrefour workers and their families, Prime Minister Charles Michel and Labour Minister Kris Peeters said on Thursday in a first reaction to the restructuring plan announced by the French group.
Business confidence in Belgium rose in January, when the country achieved an overall synthetic business curve of 1.8 percentage points, after slipping to 0.1 point the month before, the National Bank of Belgium announced on Thursday.The last time a higher overall synthetic business curve was attained was in April 2011,…
The World Economic Forum, which is being held this week in Davos, brings together the global economic and political elite, and Belgium is represented there by an important delegation.
Belgian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are in good financial shape, but could invest more, according to the ninth annual report on SMEs by the Graydon firm in collaboration with the UCM employers’ association and Unizo, which represents self-employed entrepreneurs.
The Socialist Party Differently (sp.a) fears that buying 34 Joint Fight Strikers (F-35s) to replace the current F-16s would cost about two billion euros more than expected, based on a U.S. State Department press release that estimates the sale of the F-35s to Belgium at 5.3 billion euros.
Facebook will list information sources to the degree of reliability attributed by social network users, the group announced on Friday.
“There will be no postponing of arbitration in 2019,” the Office of Prime Minister Charles Michel said on Tuesday after the Standaard newspaper reported that the decision on phasing out Belgium’s nuclear plants could be postponed until after elections in 2019, as New Flemish Alliance (N-VA) leader Bart De Weever…
Windmills installed in Belgium's North Sea waters produced last year 2,867 gigawatts/hour of electricity, corresponding to the average consumption of close to 800,000 families, the Belgian Offshore Platform reported on Friday.
Around 43% of SMEs (small and medium businesses) think a shortage of labour is a big obstacle to growth in 2018.