Drone training zone opens in Wallonia

Saturday, 02 February 2019 15:32
In the presence of Minister for Mobility François Bellot, the EspaceDrone group inaugurated Friday the first drone test and training area in Liernu, Wallonia (Namur Province).
Close to a third of British businesses are ready to move their operations abroad due to the risks linked to Brexit, according to a survey published on Friday by a U.K. think tank.
Last year, the tax authorities demanded a record 90 million euros in taxes back from multinationals that channeled profits out of Belgium.

Home loans up in 2018, Febelfin says

Wednesday, 30 January 2019 16:26
Mortgage loans increased both in number and in total value in 2018, the Belgian financial sector federation, FEBELFIN, reported on Wednesday, citing data from the Professional Credit Union (UPC).
Brussels-based data processing company Collibra has raised $100 million in investment from the American company CapitalG, the investment arm of Alphabet, the parent company of Google.
The commune of Crisnée in Liege province is to begin producing its own electricity to make available to residents at a low price, the municipal authorities have announced.
An iVox poll commissioned by the organization for environmental protection Greenpeace, unveiled Monday, seemingly presents Belgian workers as full of good intentions with regards to transportation, given that road transportation is one of the main sources of greenhouse gas emissions.
The volume of cargo handled at the Port of Brussels reached an all-time record in 2018, topping 5 million tonnes for the first time since the port’s creation as a regional entity 25 years ago.
Confidence among Belgian consumers in autonomous vehicles is stagnating, according to consulting firm Deloitte’s study on the subject published Thursday, during the ongoing Brussels motor show.

Ecolo revives Brussels Express Network Project

Thursday, 24 January 2019 15:20
In the midst of the media quarrel over the Brussels metro extension, first alderman of the City of Brussels Benoit Hellings (Ecolo) revives the "Brussels Express Network" (BWR) project in La Dernière Heure and on La Libre website.