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The Business Cycle Monitor (BCM) includes an estimate of economic growth in the current quarter (also referred to as a nowcast), about seven to eight weeks before the first official NAI quarterly statistics are available.

Business Cycle Monitor


Brexit, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and fintech developments are the main points of attention as regards the payment industry in our country

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Brexit and the new Payment Services Directive (PSD2) have led to strong growth in payment traffic in 2019. The National Bank has already issued eight new licences in its capacity as supervisory authority.

Big changes are coming for euro area benchmark rates from October.

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  • Press release - Business confidence indicator (2019-09)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2019-39)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2019-40)

  • Economic indicators for Belgium (2019-41)

  • Press release - Financial accounts of Belgium (2019-II)

  • Press release - Foreign Trade (F-N) (2019-07)

  • Foreign Trade statistic - Monthly Bulletin (F-N) (2019-07)

  • Foreign Trade statistic - Quarterly Bulletin (F-N) (2019-II)

  • Statistical bulletin (2019-III)

  • National accounts - Government accounts (F-N) (2019-10)

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