This article presents the results and the financial situation of firms filing financial statements at the Belgian Central balance sheet office. Amongst others, it provides an extrapolation of the operating result as well as an analysis of profitability and financial structure.
Financial situation of Belgian firms in 2015: a strong rebound in operating results
This article gives an overview of the main results of non-financial corporations, compiled from annual accounts and social balance sheets filed with the Central Balance Sheet Office for the financial year 2017
Wage growth in both the euro area and Belgium is generally associated with the economic cycle, but this link has become more tenuous in recent years. In Belgium, wage formation is highly institutionalised. The wage moderation measures applied over the last few years have inevitably contributed to the moderate wage growth.
Manpower shortages and unemployment, the paradox of the labour market.
Financial market volatility rarely means good news: if it is too high, it’s a sign of a crisis; if it is too low, it could trigger excessive risk-taking and systemic risks could build up.
Has the rise in property prices boosted consumption and encouraged residential investment in Belgium? What risks does it pose for financial stability?
The fruits of branches at the low end of economic development have already been reaped. States’ ability to put forward-thinking reforms in place could make all the difference