Google is investing an additional 250 million euros in its data centre in Saint-Ghislain, where a third building is to be inaugurated in mid-2019, the U.S. giant announced on Thursday at an event attended by Prime Minister Charles Michel.
A new study by the Energyville research centre casts doubts on the financial soundness of further extending the life of Belgium’s nuclear plants, ‘Le Soir’ and ‘De Standaard’ dailies reported on Thursday.

Fipronil fallout: Egg prices still high

Monday, 29 January 2018 18:52
National egg prices are still about 50% higher than they were a year ago, due to the crisis sparked by the contamination of eggs with the insecticide, Fipronil.
The Belgian Automobile and Cycle Federation, Febiac, on Monday expressed consternation at reports in the German press that diesel-emission tests had been conducted on monkeys and humans in Belgium.
A fifth of all local Carrefour stores are losing money, according to figures VRT quoted on Saturday.

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.