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Are interest rates going to drop?

Are interest rates going to drop?

16 November 2023
Most observers expect the ECB’s next interest rate move to be a cut and that while such a decision may not be taken…
blog trivial

What do bonds and Trivial Pursuit have in common?

09 November 2023
Like the questions in the board game Trivial Pursuit, bonds are increasingly being categorised by theme. In its…
Financial stability

What does the National Bank of Belgium have to do with insurance?

26 October 2023
Not many people are aware that quite a few insurance experts - actuaries, economists, finance specialists, lawyers and…
Digital Euro

Virtual cash in your pocket: soon a reality?

18 October 2023
Imagine being able to pay in cash, but without cash. In other words, to make virtual payments without notes or coins,…
Les femmes au cœur du prix Nobel d’économie !
Gender gap

What are “greedy jobs” and why do women avoid them?

13 October 2023
The Nobel Prize in Economics, a historically male-dominated affair, was this year awarded to the American economist…
Monetary policy

Belgian households flock to new State note, leading to record fall in bank deposits

03 October 2023
The August banking statistics show a decline in the level of household bank deposits not seen for twenty years. This…
Risque partagé est à moitié plus léger : comment la BNB partage-t-elle les risques avec l’Eurosystème ?
Monetary policy

A problem shared is a problem halved: how the NBB shares risk within the Eurosystem

22 September 2023
The NBB’s balance sheet has grown enormously over the past 15 years. The latest annual report notes a tripling in size…
Oui, Sire, les Belges sont riches, mais ils ne sont pas les plus riches au monde

Yes, Belgians are rich, but they are not the richest in the world!

15 September 2023
A few weeks ago, Credit Suisse and UBS released their Global Wealth Report 2023. The findings, indicating that Belgians…
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Climate Dashboard update: measuring is knowing

13 July 2023
According to the latest update to the NBB’s Climate Dashboard, it appears unlikely that the world will be able to…

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