nr. 08 - June 2016

  • nr. 08 - June 2016

    “In the Anglo-Saxon world, company managers are not afraid to mention a failure in their CV. We however avoid any reference to a bankruptcy.” How can one explain that in Belgium, company managers who have failed, are still being stigmatised? What about the current role of banks in a country such as Belgium, which heavily relies on SMEs? 360° asked Brigitte Malou (Grottes de Han), Karel Van Eetvelt (UNIZO), Jean-Pierre Di Bartoloméo (Sowalfin) and Dirk Wouters (Bank J. Van Breda & C°) about their opinion. 

  • nr. 08 - June 2016

    In the wake of the financial crisis, there were some doubts about the role of banks as providers of funding for the Belgian economy. Were there still able and willing to provide companies with financial support? Now, things have completely changed. Some regulations however may pose a problem.

  • nr. 08 - June 2016

    At the end of 2015, the amount of corporate credit outstanding at the Belgian banks was 133.4 billion EUR. This represents an annual increase of 3.4%. Corporate lending by banks clearly is on the move.