nr. 11 - march 2017

  • nr. 11 - March 2017

    As a result of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy, we find ourselves in an unprecedented long period of low interest rates. What has been the impact on our economy? Which kind of risks are involved? Can this situation continue for much longer? These are the questions, together with many others, we have asked to four experts: Edward Roosens, Chief Economist and Executive Manager for the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium (FEB), Koen De Loose, Partner at KPMG Advisory, Leonardo Iania, Associate Professor at the UCLouvain and Geert Gielens, Chief Economist of Belfius.

  • nr. 11 - March 2017

    Brexit is not just a distant reality. There is a lot at stake, especially for Belgium. Due to the close trade relationship between our country and the UK, the Belgian economy and the Belgian citizens are much more vulnerable to the consequences of Brexit than their counterparts in many other European countries.

  • nr. 11 - March 2017

    Last year, a narrow majority of the British people voted in favour of leaving the European Union. British Prime Minister Theresa May announced that her country will withdraw from the European single market, and this increases the likelihood of a hard Brexit.