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Belgium ranks 18th in the 2014 Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), an annual list of the world’s most competitive economies.

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In July and August this year, 1,129 companies in Belgium went bankrupt, 18% fewer than in the same period in 2013, reports trade information agency Graydon.

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The average employee in full-time employment in Brussels earns 18% more than someone in the same job working in Flanders, according to figures from the economy ministry. 

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Unions are resorting less to strike action than in the past.

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If the Brussels-Capital Region introduced an ambitious cycling policy, it would be worth €300 to €550 million to the economy and triple the number of cycling-related jobs, a study carried out for B

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The government of Flanders has applied to the federal government to have the areas around Genk and Turnhout declared “support zones”, allowing businesses that create jobs there to benefit from spec

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In the first four months of 2014, the number of companies that filed for bankruptcy was a quarter less than in the same period in 2013.

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In 2013, Belgian notaries recorded 15% more divorces than the year before.

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New figures reveal that an increasing number of Belgians are being forced to stay home from work due to illness.

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