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Belgium Port Antwerp witnesses 4.2% increase in trade

BRUSSELS: Port of Antwerp in Belgium increased 4.2 percent more in comparison with 2013. Port of Antwerp had handled around 198.8 million tons of freight by the end of the 2014. The previous record dates from 2013, when the freight volume came to 190.8 million tones. The record growth was driven by container handling (up 5.6%) and liquid bulk (up ... Read More »

Zimbabwe Govt still fighting for $45 million diamonds seized in Belgium

HARARE:  Government is still to recover its diamonds worth about 45 million U.S. dollars that were seized in Belgium by a South African mining company four months ago, Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa said. He told Xinhua in an interview that after winning a court case against South Africa’s Amari Platinum Holdings early this month, government will now mount another legal ... Read More »

Belgium, Germany, France and Netherlands shrink wage gap to 2.9%

BRUSSELS: The wage gap between Belgium and its three biggest neighbours, Germany, France and the Netherlands has been reduced to 2.9 percent in the past two years. The following two years 2013–2014 saw a 25 percent drop to 2.9 percent, it turns out. The improvement is due to the fact that wages in for example Germany saw a faster increase ... Read More »

Belgium becomes 3rd largest market for Ireland, exports reach €11.2b

DUBLIN: Belgium is a major trading partner for Ireland. In 2013 Ireland’s goods exports to Belgium were €11.2 billion making it Ireland’s third-largest export market, although a proportion of this is shipped on from Belgian ports to other markets. Ireland and Belgium have a “powerful and historic relationship” stretching back centuries, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said yesterday as he launched a ... Read More »

Belgium shows interest in Morocco port infrastructure development

BRUSSELS: Belgium has been interested for years in the development of the business climate in Morocco. Morocco is a “hub for Africa”, he said, adding that Belgium is willing to put its expertise at the disposal of Moroccan operators. This was stated by Ambassador during a meeting with Minister of Equipment, Transports and Logistics Aziz Rabbah on the occasion of ... Read More »

IMF urges Belgium to modify labour tax system to generate extra revenue

BRUSSELS: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said that Belgium’s economic program includes “many welcome measures” to address macroeconomic challenges caused by low employment and the country’s fiscal imbalance. It said that there has been a net decrease in Belgium’s labour taxes, but that more tax reforms could generate extra revenue to reduce them still further. In a statement following an ... Read More »

Belgian cos catalogue exhibition held: Ambassador assures KCCI of co-op to cement trade ties

KARACHI: Though Belgium being a member of European Union has to follow certain rules and regulations for issuance of visas, it is committed to facilitating Pakistani businessmen and industrialists to ensure timely visas issuance. Belgian Ambassador Peter in Pakistan Claes stated this at the Belgian Companies’ Catalogues Exhibition organized by Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) in collaboration with ... Read More »

600 tonnes meat disguised as chewing gum seized in Russia

MOSCOW: Russian customs officers have seized about 600 tonnes of banned meat from Europe disguised as chewing gum and other items. The Customs officials have found the smuggled meat in refrigerated containers shipped from Antwerp, Hamburg and Rotterdam. According to Russia’s agricultural safety agency, the officials searched about 26 refrigerated containers apparently containing frozen mushrooms, juice, fruit jellies and chewing ... Read More »

New policy to appoint staff at trade missions abroad from next year: Dastgir

ISLAMABAD: New policy for the appointment of officers as commercial counsellors, commercial attachés and others at Pakistani trade missions abroad is likely to be implemented next year. “A complete new badge of officers at Pakistani Trade Missions will be sent and all the sitting officers will be called back by the Ministry of Commerce,” said Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir ... Read More »

France starts Ebola screenings, panic spreads in Spain

PARIS: France has started Ebola screenings at Paris airport for passengers arriving from Guinea. The epidemic’s quick spread in the world and rising number of deaths compelled Air France flight attendants to call for a halt to flights from Conakry. Fear of Ebola spread is also swelling in Belgium as it still operates flights to West Africa’s three worst affected ... Read More »