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In the neighbourhood - ING Cultural Space

There's no need to head straight back home after the exhibition, with plenty of places nearby to go for lunch or dinner, enjoy a drink, shop and even spend the night. Here's our pick of some of the best spots: Laurent Gerbaud In his mission statement, Brussels chocolate maker Laurent Gerbaud says...

Duvel Moortgat buys American craft brewery

The Puurs-based Belgian brewery Duvel Moortgat announced it would enter a "long-term partnership" with American craft brewer Boulevard Brewing Company, thereby strengthening Duvel's already large presence in the North American beer market. Boulevard Brewing Company was founded in 1989 in Kansas...

Suzuki Belgium introduces car with WiFi

Suzuki Belgium this week presented its new limited edition iSwift model, equipped with a mobile hotspot for wireless internet. It comes with a two-year subscription to Mobile Vikings, which allows up to 2 GB of data per month at home and abroad. The built-in 3G Wi-Fi hotspot of the type iX-i5 comes...

Belgium among top eight seeds for World Cup

Belgium has secured a berth among the top seeds for next year’s World Cup, ensuring it will be kept apart from hosts Brazil and the other six top ranked teams in the group stages of the tournament. The coveted seeding comes after Belgium shot up the FIFA rankings: The Red Devils are now fifth in...

Volvo Ghent unveils investment plan

Swedish truck builder Volvo plans to invest “several million” euros in its factory in Ghent, in a move designed to turn the site into the company’s largest for trucks over 16 tonnes. The plan also involves the removal of production lines for medium-sized trucks to a factory in France. Volvo Ghent...

New inland shipping link approved

Flemish transport minister Hilde Crevits ( pictured ) signed a treaty today with three other EU ministers that paves the way for the creation of a new inland shipping corridor to link the river Seine with the river Scheldt. The project forms part of the EU’s ambitious Trans European Transport...

Brussels charity bake off kicks off with a cake extravaganza

The tables were heaving under the weight of chocolate ganache, buttercream filling and cream cheese frosting, while judges were bracing themselves for the onslaught of calories. This was it, the first-ever great Brussels charity bake off 2013 was finally launched with a staggering 23 teams. The EU...

How to buy antiques, art and objects at auction

Start by checking the online catalogue. If something catches your eye, attend the public exhibition preceding the sale, talk to the experts on hand and decide on your maximum bid. It is advisable to familiarise yourself with the auction process, too. When the auctioneer states the opening price he...
ATC in rehearsal

Culture beat - October 17

Twelve Angry Men may have been written in 1957 but the gripping story of jurors deliberating over a murder case remains enthralling. One reason why the American Theatre Company is staging the classic drama from October 22 to 26 at Bozar. Deborah Griffith directs the play by Reginald Rose. From...

Electricity providers must offer lowest price

As of next year, electricity suppliers will be obliged to offer information on their lowest tariffs to customers who request it, according to an agreement reached between the federal government and the industry. Companies will place a price simulator online, which customers can to use to find out...

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