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In the framework of its reporting obligations to Eurostat, the National Bank of Belgium has published new regional figures on economic activity and employment as well as household income and consumption expenditure.

The ECB has released new climate-related indicators for the financial sector. What impact does climate change have on financial institutions? Read our latest blog post to learn more about how the physical risks companies face and their carbon footprint weigh on bank portfolios.

Belgium has marked a new milestone by adhering to SDDS Plus, a data dissemination standard forming part of the IMF's efforts to promote the availability and uniformity of economic and financial statistics in member countries.

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In the third quarter of 2022, investment funds lost €5.2 billion in value. Rising interest rates and stock market fluctuations strongly contributed to this downturn.

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Business sentiment held steady in January. The business climate improved in the business-related services sector and the manufacturing industry and worsened in the building industry and retail sector.

The indicators provide information on both the climate risks to which financial institutions are exposed and green financial products. They signal the start of an action plan for the disclosure by the financial sector of harmonised climate-related data. 

The Central Individual Credit Register has published its statistical report setting out the most important developments in 2022.

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A sharp increase in costs is affecting firms across the board. However, all firms are not similarly situated. After reaching high levels in 2021, the average firm's profit margin declined in the first three quarters of 2022 in many sectors.

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  • Export Entry and Network Interactions Evidence from the Belgian Production Network

  • Measuring the share of imports in final consumption

  • Press release - NAI - Flash estimate (2022-IV)

  • From the 1931 sterling devaluation to the breakdown of Bretton Woods: Robert Triffin’s analysis of international monetary crises

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2023-05)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2023-06)

  • Press release - Foreign Trade (F-N) (2022-11)

  • Foreign Trade statistic - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) (2022-11)

  • Statistical bulletin - Monthly update (2023-01)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2023-07)

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