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
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
Belgian firms are still among the most productive in Europe, but productivity gains are very unequally distributed among them
The forms of employment are becoming more diversified in order to meet the transformations of the economy and the society.
An assessment of macroeconomic projection exercises for the Belgian economy puts the NBB’s performance close to that of other institutions, although slightly better for forecasts with a shorter horizon.
The recent international trends in corporation tax prompted the Belgian reform and make further European coordination desirable
Historically, recessions have always been preceded by yield curve inversions. Is the recent flattening of the US yield curve a cause for concern?