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The NBB has redesignated eight banks as systemically important institutions. These institutions play a crucial role in the country's financial stability. Additional capital requirements are imposed upon them to strengthen their resilience.

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Gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.4% in the third quarter of 2023. The manufacturing industry reported a slight contraction in value added, by 0.5% , while services and construction saw positive growth, of 0.7% and 0.6%, respectively.


The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) today selected “European culture” and “Rivers and birds” as the possible themes to choose from for future euro banknotes. An advisory group will propose motifs for the selected themes by the end of 2024.

The National Bank of Belgium and the CEPR are organising a joint research workshop on “Reaching Net Zero: Electricity Markets, Carbon Pricing and Firms’ Responses” in Brussels on 19-20 March. The deadline for submissions is 20 December.

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After last month’s decline, the indicator picked up again in November. Confidence rose sharply in the business-related services sector, more than offsetting the large drop recorded in October. The business climate for trade is also improving. Businesses in turn reported tighter credit conditions in October.


Consumer confidence has been rising gradually since July, albeit at a moderate pace. This trend continued in November.

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  • Press release - Bi-annual investment survey (2023-II)

  • Press release - Foreign Trade (F-N) (2023-09)

  • Foreign Trade statistic - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) (2023-09)

  • Press release - NAI - Government spending by functions and transactions (2023)

  • Press release - Consumer confidence indicator (2023-12)

  • National accounts - Supply and use tables (F-N) (2020)

  • Press release - NAI - Stock of land owned by individuals (2022)

  • Press release - Business confidence indicator (2023-12)

  • Press release - Net international investment position and balance of payments financial account (2023-III)

  • Press release - NAI - Quarterly sector accounts (2023-III)

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