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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…
Bruno De Backer
Head of Monetary Policy Unit
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…
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…
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,…
Digital Euro Analyst
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…
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…
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…
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…
Jan De Mulder
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…
Brenda Van Tendeloo
Climate and environmental risks adviser
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