Chocolatiers Galler now 100% in Qatari hands

Wednesday, 07 November 2018 10:25
Family-owned chocolate manufacturer Galler, based in Vaux-sous-Chèvremont, a district of Chaudefontaine in Liege province, has been sold in its entirety to a group from the Gulf state of Qatar.

One bank out of five closed in 3 years

Monday, 05 November 2018 17:44
Between 2015 and 2018, the number of bank branches in Belgium went from 7,079 to 5,751, a decrease of 18.7%, according to data collected by Le Soir and guide-epargne.bepublished Monday.
A group of Belgian fishermen held a protest on Saturday at Nieuwpoort, complaining of the increasing practice of using electricity to catch fish.
TV chef, cookbook publishing legend and restaurateur Jeroen Meus has admitted blame for the failure of his Würst chain of upscale hot dog restaurants in Leuven, Antwerp and Ghent.
The Flemish government has agreed to treat the summer drought, which lasted from 2 June to 6 August, as a natural disaster, opening the door for compensation claims from farmers in the region.
Cockerill Maintenance and Engineering (CMI) on Friday inaugurated the largest industrial green-energy stocking plant in Europe at the site of its headquarters in Seraign.
A long-running dispute that set low-cost airline Ryanair against its own employees, the Belgian government and the EU Commission has been settled.
Economic Affairs Minister Kris Peeters has called on businesses to comply fully with price-display legislation after inspections by the Economic Inspection Service showed that, too often, clients cannot immediately see the prices of articles or services in bakeries, butcheries, cafés and beauty salons.
The Belgian federal prosecutor’s office has confirmed that it considers British intelligence as the main actor in the hacking of telecommunications company Belgacom, now known as Proximus.

Star TV chef's restaurants go broke

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 10:24
The restaurant chain Würst, opened by TV star chef Jeroen Meus in 2015, has declared bankruptcy. The chain, which originated in Leuven, also has branches in Ghent and Antwerp.