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Belgian trade with the United Kingdom is showing an unusual profile: imports have risen sharply (+ 27.2 %) while exports are down sharply (-15.9 %). 

De groei van de invoer en de uitvoer stabiliseert op een hoog niveau

4 workers in every 10 need new skills to stay employed or to retrain. This article takes a look at the main elements of the High Council for Employment’s  2021 Report on continuous training of employees

Permanente opleiding voor werknemers: investeren in de toekomst

Over the third quarter of the year 2021, the net financial wealth of private individuals remained more or less stable at € 1 180.6 billion. Regulated savings deposits were down for the first time in a long while. 

To mark the 20th anniversary of euro notes and coins on 1 January, Honorary Governor Jan Smets, who back then was Commissioner General responsible for the introduction of the euro in Belgium, gives his personal analysis in a new NBB blog post.

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Twenty years ago on 1 January 2022, the first euro banknotes came out of cash dispensers and were handed over counters. The National Bank is of course devoting a lot of attention to the 20th anniversary of the European single currency. In this press release, we sum up 20 years of the euro in 20 remarkable figures.

In its new “Fintech & Digitisation” analysis of the digital transformation in the Belgian banking sector, the NBB stresses the need for a digital strategy, a proactive and comprehensive approach for cyber security and operational resilience, diversity at management level and focus on new regulations.

The Belgian economy is unexpectedly recovering strongly from the coronavirus crisis. Meanwhile, inflation is on the rise, partly as a result of supply chain problems and sharply rising energy prices. Some short-term indicators also seem to be levelling out somewhat. How does the National Bank see the economy changing over time? Is the recovery running out of steam?

  • Press release - Consumer confidence indicator (2022-01)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2022-03)

  • Press release - Business confidence indicator (2022-01)

  • Key figures of the Central Individual Credit Register

  • Key figures of the Central Individual Credit Register

  • Regional accounts (F-N) (2020)

  • Press release - NAI - Flash estimate (2021-IV)

  • Press release - NAI - Regional accounts - Regional distribution of imports and Belgian exports of goods and services (2019)

  • Press release - NAI - Regional Accounts - Variables by branch of activity (2019-2020)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2022-04)

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