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The beginning of nationalizations?  - Economic policy

The beginning of nationalizations? – Economic policy

In many countries and sectors of activity, European states levy taxes on what they consider to be excess profits. Which companies are affected? Energy producers and distributors, banks, insurance companies, and even, in Norway, fish farming companies. The word “nationalization” is not (yet) uttered, but it may be the beginning. The currency, which is certainly …

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"Densification in Brussels must be much more qualitative" - ​​Trends-Tendances sur PC

“Densification in Brussels must be much more qualitative” – ​​Trends-Tendances sur PC

The rise in prices and population shows that Brussels remains attractive. A new, more ambitious vision of the city is however hoped for. In such a way that the issue of the densification of the building is mixed with those of improving the quality of life, the greening of the city and the sustainability of …

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Wallonia launches its third sustainable development strategy - Economic Policy

Wallonia launches its third sustainable development strategy – Economic Policy

Wallonia officially launched its third sustainable development strategy on Friday, definitively adopted by the regional government on 21 September. The text commits all the Walloon ministers to a process aimed at accelerating the implementation of the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Program and its 17 sustainable development objectives. As a reminder, since 2013 the regional …

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FSMA crosses Nyrstar's management board - Companies

FSMA crosses Nyrstar’s management board – Companies

The administrators could be fined, and the Public Prosecutor is seized. The management committee of the FSMA, the market control authority, decided on Friday to initiate proceedings against Nyrstar on suspicion of market abuse. This procedure may result, as far as the FSMA is concerned, in imposing an administrative fine on Nyrstar but also, where …

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EU-China: relations are strained - Economic Policy

EU-China: relations are strained – Economic Policy

Between strict health policy and nationalist withdrawal, China has become a complicated economic partner for the European Union to manage. The EU Chamber of Commerce in China presented its vision of trade relations between the two great powers. A solid indicator of the current voltage level. “Although Europe and China are already at two ends …

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UCB: 1 billion to strengthen Walloon roots - Companies

UCB: 1 billion to strengthen Walloon roots – Companies

“With its investments in gene therapy, UCB is looking at a horizon that is measured in decades,” explains Geoffrey Folie, director of the UCB campus in Braine l’Alleud, during the Trends Talk program. The pharmaceutical group UCB has announced a billion euro investment over the next ten years for its Braine l’Alleud site. This will …

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Inflation widens Belgium's wage handicap - Companies

Inflation widens Belgium’s wage handicap – Companies

With inflation soaring, wages are rising and the competitiveness gap is widening between Belgium and our neighbors who do not have our automatic indexation mechanism. A few days ago, a leak in L’Echo on the forecasts of the Central Economic Council (CCE) suggested that the wage handicap suffered between 2020 and 2024 by Belgian companies …

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China: a reserve of pigs to counter inflation - Economic Policy

China: a reserve of pigs to counter inflation – Economic Policy

Pork is unavoidable in China and when its price rises, the population growls. To avoid any popular discontent with the approach of a very sensitive Communist Party congress in mid-October, we have therefore been drawn from the very large state reserve of pigs to stabilize prices. China again dipped into its national pork reserves on …

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Teaching: should we burn the business schools?  - Companies

Teaching: should we burn the business schools? – Companies

Back to school lively in business schools across the country. The reason? An open letter from a teacher, Laurent Lievens, who explains why he resigned. In an open letter widely distributed on social networks, Laurent Lievens, lecturer at the Louvain School of Management (LSM), explains why he slams the door of the school. The removal …

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Google Trends could help predict outbreaks of contamination

Google Trends could help predict outbreaks of contamination

Loss of taste, appetite or diarrhea. Searching the Internet for information on what is happening to us has become a reflex. And the analysis of these trends on Google could make it possible to identify the areas where the coronavirus is spreading. During the first weeks of the Covid-19 epidemic in the United States, online …

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The Mons company I-care raises 40 million euros - Companies

The Mons company I-care raises 40 million euros – Companies

The Mons company I-care, company of the year 2020 and specialist in predictive maintenance, raises 40 million euros to mass produce its data collectors according to sources familiar with the matter. To support its growth, I-care had been working for several months on a major fundraiser. This fresh capital comes from the Hainaut bank CPH, …

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bpost ATMs soon to be installed in 70 additional stations - Companies

bpost ATMs soon to be installed in 70 additional stations – Companies

(Belga) bpost will install parcel dispensers in 70 additional stations over the next six months. “The collaboration between bpost and SNCB is confirmed and extended”, underline Thursday the two public companies in a joint press release. bpost started installing the first publicly accessible parcel lockers in Belgium in 2011. Currently, more than 600 parcel lockers …

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Energy crisis: Crelan to the rescue of entrepreneurs - Finance

Energy crisis: Crelan to the rescue of entrepreneurs – Finance

The bank is launching an “energy” line of credit at a reduced interest rate to help its professional customers affected by the energy crisis get through the winter. Professional customers of Crelan and AXA Banque (acquired by Crelan at the beginning of the year) who are struggling to pay their energy bills, despite healthy solvency, …

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