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  • Mardi 31/8/2021
    Dir. HIlgers - Prof. Degryse

    This article is based on the interventions of Jean Hilgers (National Bank of Belgium) and Professor Hans Degryse (KU Leuven) during the Webinar on the Macroprudential and Financial Stability Report of the National Bank of Belgium (June the 3rd, 2021).

  • Mardi 31/8/2021
    Francesco Mazzaferro

    Report of the speech given by Francesco Mazzaferro, Head of the ESRB Secretariat, during the Belgian Financial Forum Webinar on May 27, 2021. Prepared by Frank Lierman, Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Revue bancaire et financière/Bank- en Financiewezen

  • Mardi 31/8/2021
    Cedric Collaert / Sven Siedlecki

    Belgium hosts a number of significant financial market infrastructures, custodians and critical service providers, some of which also have a systemic relevance internationally. This article aims at providing an overview of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the business activity of the Belgian institutions that are relevant for the international post-trade sector: the international central securities depository Euroclear Bank, the global custodian BNY Mellon SA/NV and the financial messaging services provider SWIFT. We compare among others the evolution of the number and value of transactions and the assets under custody in 2020 with the pre-pandemic year 2019 to identify what was the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and whether this was temporary.

  • Mardi 31/8/2021
    UWE

    On June the 8th 2021, the Belgian Financial Forum and the Union Wallonne des Entreprises co-organised a Webinar on the financing of the Walloon enterprises in the aftermath of the COVID crisis. This article is based on the interventions during this Webinar.

  • Mardi 31/8/2021
    Jean-Pierre di Bartolomeo

    This article is based on the intervention (in the form of an interview) of Jean-Pierre di Bartolomeo, President of the Executive Committee of the SOWALFIN Group, during the Belgian Financial Forum webinar on enterprise financing (June the 8th, 2021).

  • Mardi 31/8/2021
    Arnaud Navez

    This article is based on the intervention of Arnaud Navez, CFO of Argafin, during the Belgian Financial Forum Webinar on enterprise financing (June the 8th, 2021).

  • Mardi 15/6/2021
    Pierre Wunsch

    This article is based on the introductory speech given by Pierre Wunsch, Governor of the National Bank of Belgium, at the EIB – National Bank of Belgium Webinar “Investment for a sustainable recovery in Belgium” on 30 April 2021.

  • Mardi 15/6/2021
    de Lima / Kalantzis

    Since 2016, the European Investment Bank Group (EIB) has conducted an annual survey on Investment and Investment Finance (EIBIS). This includes interviews with some 13,500 firms from the EU27 Member States, the UK and the US, of which around 480 are Belgian in 2020. The survey covers both SMEs and larger corporates in main economic sectors, offering qualitative and quantitative information about their investment activities, financing needs and the difficulties they face.

    The EIBIS 2020 was conducted during the spring/early summer of 2020, right after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of the pandemic on EU firms and elsewhere has been substantial, leading to large revenue losses and changes in investment strategies. Therefore, assessing business needs and setting priorities is crucial for a rapid and solid recovery of the EU.

    In this context, the current note analyses and discusses the answers given by Belgian firms on their investment activities, such as objectives, obstacles, drivers, and financing conditions. These answers are compared with the responses of the other surveyed companies in the EU to identify areas for potential improvement and target setting for Belgium.

  • Mardi 15/6/2021
    Wim Vermeir

    This article is based on the intervention of Wim Vermeir, Chief Investment Officer of AG Insurance – Ageas during the panel discussion at the EIB – National Bank of Belgium Webinar “Investment for a sustainable recovery in Belgium” on 30 April 2021.

  • Mardi 15/6/2021
    Hugues Bultot

    This article is based on the intervention of Hugues Bultot, founder & CEO of Univercells, during the panel discussion at the EIB – National Bank of Belgium Webinar “Investment for a sustainable recovery in Belgium” on 30 April 2021.

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