The National Bank of Paris, BNP Paribas, achieved good results in the second quarter of 2018 in Belgium in its retail services, grossing 345 million euros, an increase of 6%, the French bank said in its latest quarterly report.
Flanders is still in the running to host a large factory that Tesla plans to build in Europe, the head of Flanders Investment and Trade, Claire Tillekaerts, said on Tuesday.

Warm weather boosts lingerie sales

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:54
This summer’s high temperatures have boosted lingerie sales across Flanders.
Belgium’s gross national product (GNP) grew by 0.3% in the second quarter of the year, just as it did in the first, according to figures from the National Bank of Belgium (BNB).
Private coach company Flixbus, until now restricted to travel between cities in other countries, may now provide a service between cities in Flanders like Ghent and Aalst, the Flemish government has decided.
The Audi E-tron, an electric SUV assembled in Brussels, will be launched officially in San Francisco on the 17th of September, its German manufacturer has announced.
After one year of discussions, pressure and tension, the Federal Government has finally reached agreement on corporate tax reform that sets different rates for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and other companies.

Business confidence down in July

Wednesday, 25 July 2018 17:32
The business barometre of the National Bank of Belgium, BNB, went down in July, mainly because of a slowdown in the manufacturing industry, the bank indicated on Wednesday in a press release.
Flemish mobility minister has announced a €3-million investment aimed at making local bus services more accessible to passengers with disabilities.
Flanders has concluded an agreement with telecommunications operators Proximus and Telenet for the deployment of a high-speed digital network in the region, the Flemish Government announced on Monday.