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Belgische overheid investeert gewoon te weinig.

Het voorbije weekend kregen we nog eens een sterk staaltje van surrealisme in België, deze keer vanuit een Brusselse tunnel. Nadat eerder in de week de Stefaniatunnel een jaar was dichtgegaan voor onderhoud, leek dit weekend ook de Leopold II-tunnel er aan te moeten geloven. Dat is het resultaat van jarenlang te weinig overheidsinvesteringen.…

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Graph of the week: ECB under pressure from low oil prices

The ECB has been missing its inflation target for three years running now, and inflation seems stuck at 0% for the moment. As such, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the ECB announced that it is seriously thinking about adding to monetary stimulus at its March meeting. However, the ECB is powerless to change the path of oil prices, a key factor behind…

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Zonder pijn lukt besparen niet.

Besparingen liggen uiteraard altijd moeilijk, en zeker in de sociale zekerheid. Niettemin dreigt in dit debat het grotere plaatje van de overheidsfinanciën en de onvermijdelijke uitdagingen daarin verloren te gaan.…

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Report 'The Future of the Belgian Financial Sector'

Yesterday, Minister of Finance Johan Van Overtveldt and the members of the Expertgroup on the Future of the Financial Sector presented the final report of the Expertgroup this morning. Geert Noels served as Vice-Chairman of this expert committee. You can read the executive summary and the full report here: http://vanovertveldt.belgium.be/en/expert-group-financial-sector-presents-final-report…

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Graph of the week: Finally, the Fed

After talking about it for about two years, this week the Fed finally started a new rate hiking cycle after 7 years of interest rates at zero. The Fed raised the range for its policy rate from 0-0.25% to 0.25-0.50%. In 2016, further rate hikes will follow. The impact on the real economy should be fairly limited, at least for now.…

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Graph of the week: ECB trying to make up for lost time

While terror has dominated the headlines in recent weeks, from the economic front the Eurozone continues to deliver promising signals. Leading indicators suggest a further strengthening of the recovery of the Eurozone economy. Against that backdrop, the ECB is preparing another injection of monetary stimulus.…

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  1. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @FrancisBaeyens Voorlopig weinig impact van de ECB denk ik.16 minutes ago
  2. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @pisiski She is bot from London. She is from Belgium and nobody knows her there. Prejudices are like acid: poisonous.about 3 hours ago
  3. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @DaveSinardet Ik zie weing redenen waarom dit met een andere coalitie in de komende jaren anders zou worden. We moe… https://t.co/nvn1ShyFHLabout 3 hours ago
  4. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @pisiski She did it on her own, that is called perseverance.about 3 hours ago
  5. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @JurgenBuyst Oh, we worden echt het balastingsmuseum van de wereld.about 4 hours ago