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.

New means of transport gaining ground

Monday, 07 January 2019 18:05
Whether scooters, single-wheelers or hoverboards, new means of transport are carving out a niche in Belgium, and certainly in Brussels, according to the 7th National Road Insecurity Survey presented on Monday by the Vias road-safety institute.
Flemish Mobility Minister Ben Weyts and Brussels Minister for Road Safety Bianca Debaets presented on Monday the new particle counters to be used in Belgium against particle-filter fraud.