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Belgium deputy PM seeks to tackle tax and pensions issues

July 1, 2016

Kris Peeters, Belgium’s deputy prime minister and minister of economy and employment, tells Courtney Fingar that the country's government is tackling crucial reforms to company tax and pensions.

Belgian benchmark reaffirms core eurozone status

Belgian benchmark reaffirms core eurozone status

February 2, 2015

Launching the first eurozone sovereign benchmark bond of 2015 with a record low yield confirmed that Belgium has overcome the anxious investor perceptions at the height of the 2011 crisis.

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Transformation continues for European sovereign-linked issuers

April 2, 2013

The European Central Bank has helped assuage fears of an imminent eurozone breakup, but sovereign, supranational and agency debt management officials must still contend with ratings downgrades and difficult political and fiscal situations in a number of countries. The Banker hears from a range of EU issuers both inside and outside the eurozone.

Operational risk gets a roadmap

March 4, 2008

Specialist advice in operational risk management is readily available but practical, constructive tools and techniques for the day-to-day management of risks are less developed. Frances Maguire reports on the move to benchmark best practices in operational risk.

Belgium stands out in syndication style

March 4, 2008

Edward Russell-Walling reports on how Belgium kept its nerve despite increasing market instability.

A quiet revolution

January 2, 2008

The three-way acquisition of ABN AMRO by RBS, Santander and Fortis proved a remarkable collaborative effort, as Fortis CEO Jean-Paul Votron tells Geraldine Lambe.

Belgians break for the border

March 5, 2007

Although Belgium’s banks are secure in their comfortable home market, the big players are feeling the pinch and see salvation in the emerging markets of Europe and Asia, says Jules Stewart.

KBC benchmarks its way to efficiency

December 4, 2006

Stephen Timewell discovers how the Belgian bank improved the efficiency, productivity and client-facing time of its sales network.

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