The National Bank of Belgium's (BNB) business barometer fell slightly in May, crippled by a deterioration of the business climate in the company services sector, indicated Thursday the BNB.
Brexit and U.S. protectionism represent significant challenges for the future of Belgium’s ports, the governor of the National Bank of Belgium (BNB), Jan Smets, said on Wednesday.
Belgium produces only 5.8% of its food by organic means, below the EU average of 6.7%, according to figures produced by Biowallonie, the organisation that groups together organic producers in the Walloon region.
The CBC/KBC bank insurance group has revised its 2018 economic growth forecast for Belgium from the original 1.9% to 1.6%, citing the risk of heightened trade conflicts, political uncertainty and higher oil prices.
The drone economy will create 1,000 additional jobs and achieve a gross turnover of 408.9 million euros per year by 2020, on condition that Belgium “does not miss the boat”, according to a study released on Tuesday by PwC consulting company and the technological industry federation Agoria.
Test-Achats consumer protection group and the Enbro energy consultancy have launched a free Internet site aimed at helping consumers find the most affordable energy prices.
At a recent press conference held in Dubai, Al Kasir Group officially announced the launch of its latest joint venture project which allows for diamond trading by using blockchain technology.
Flemish businesses are currently taking part in a trade mission to South-East Asia, led by the region’s minister-president Geert Bourgeois.
A special tax on diamonds earned the State 68.4 million euros in 2017, beating a budget forecast of 50 million euros and dwarfing 2016’s tally of 51.2 million euros, De Standaard and de Gazet van Antwerpen dailies reported on Monday.
The Energy Administration announced on Friday an increase in the maximum price for diesel at the pump, starting Saturday, due to higher prices for oil products on global markets.