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The latest trends in the payments market, possible disruptions and the role of central banks and regulators were discussed during a two-day high level conference on retail payments organised jointly by the ECB and the NBB.

Click here to view the highlights of the conference and comments from ECB Executive Board member Benoît Cœuré.

Joint conference

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.

The fight against money laundering and terrorist financing is being intensified across Europe. In its capacity as supervisor, the National Bank is also making significant efforts...

Last month, the National Bank's Central Individual Credit Register recorded a 61% increase in the number of new mortgage loans compared to October 2018.

The Belgian economy’s gross domestic product (GDP) expanded by 1.5 % in volume terms in 2018, after having risen by 2 % in 2017.

This year, the national accounts were revised in depth, in line with the European practices. This is a methodological revision, that has an impact on GDP and other economic indicators from 1995 onwards.

GDP revision
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  • The impact of Brexit uncertainties on international trade : Evidence from Belgium

  • Key figures of the Central Individual Credit Register

  • Observatory for credit to non financial companies - Monthly Flash (F-N) (2019-10)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2019-50)

  • Foreign Trade statistic - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) (2019-09)

  • Press release - Foreign Trade (F-N) (2019-09)

  • Statistical bulletin - Monthly update (2019-11)

  • Press release - Consumer confidence indicator (2019-12)

  • Press release - Business confidence indicator (2019-12)

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