The decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal and impose economic sanctions on Tehran will have an impact on Belgian companies, the Wallonia Export-Investment Agency (Awex) and the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB) said on Wednesday.

Hema Chain to be sold to Belgian investor

Wednesday, 09 May 2018 17:28
The Dutch chain of stores, Hema, is soon to become Belgian, according to information in the Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, reported on Wednesday by De Standaard.
Mestdagh, based at Gosselies near Charleroi, operates 83 Carrefour Market stores, including 52 staffed by its own salaried employees, the rest being franchise operations.
Belgium’s notaries have launched Biddit.be, an online site for real-estate sales where purchasers can now bid “easily, in all security and transparently” for a property.
The Financial Services and Markets Authority, FSMA, warned on Monday against platforms proposing investments in crypto-currencies and said it had drawn up a list of about 40 platforms suspected of fraud.
Both Aqualibi, the indoor swimming/leisure complex, and the adjacent Walibi, one of the best-visited theme parks in Belgium, have undergone a major, multi-million-euro refurbishment.
The Brussels Free University, ULB, and the electronics and defence industry giant, Thales, on Wednesday concluded a three-year partnership agreement to train tomorrow’s best cybersecurity experts, the two bodies announced in a joint press release.

Deliveroo sues two of its couriers

Sunday, 29 April 2018 02:35
Deliveroo, the bicycle delivery company, is suing two of its couriers.

Increasing absenteeism in SMEs

Friday, 27 April 2018 11:17
SMEs have been increasingly confronted, during recent years, with the phenomenon of absenteeism.
Belgium's pharmaceuticals and chemicals sector had a record turnover of 65.8 billion euros in 2017, while investments totalled 2.2 billion euros, a 10-year high, according to figures presented on Thursday by the sector’s federation, Essenscia.