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 Belgium ECONOMY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
For a century and a half, Belgium has maintained its status as an industrial country, not only by virtue of its geographical position and transport facilities but also because of its ability for most of this period to shape production to meet the changing requirements of world commerce.
Belgium has been seen as a "laboratory state," in that its federal system might stand as a precursor to a more unified EU based on regional divisions.
Belgium in 2003 had had a balanced budget since 2000, the first in 50 years.
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 Belgium - Belgian economy
Belgium, which accounts for less than 0,2% of the world population and has a market share of 3,4% of exports and 3% of imports, is ranked tenth for international trade in goods.
Belgium's position in the international economy and the fact that the country is able to make such good use of its economic advantages is in large part thanks to the position it occupies in the unified European market.
Belgium has more inhabitants that are active in the area of research and development that the European average and they are more productive that their colleagues in other countries: Belgium has 929 scientific publications per million inhabitants on average per year, compared to 550 in Japan and 775 in the US.
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 Economy of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Belgium became a first-tier member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union in January 1999.
Belgium then gradually shifted from the use of the BEF to the use of the Euro as its currency by January 1, 2002.
Two of the five criteria for membership into the first-tier group of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union (EMU) under the Maastricht treaty (1992) were to attain a budget deficit of 3%, and an accumulated debt percentage of 60% of the GDP.
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 Belgium Economy
Belgium shifted away from the use of the Belgium franc (BF) to the use of the Euro as its currency after January 1, 2002.
Although Belgium is a wealthy country, public expenditures far exceeded income for many years, and taxes were not diligently pursued.
Belgium’s accumulated public debt remains high, but the liberal-socialist coalition government has paid it down to 94% of 2005 GDP.
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 globalEDGE (TM) | country insights - Economy of Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
One of the founding members of the European Community (EC), Belgium strongly supports deepening the powers of the present-day European Union to integrate European economies further.
Belgium switched from the Belgian franc (BF) to the Euro as its currency after January 1, 2002.
Belgium’s accumulated debt remains high, at 96% of 2004 GDP.
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 Economy of Belgium, Culture of Belgium, Belgium Flag, Belgium History, Flag of Belgium
The people of Belgium can be divided into two ethnic groups - the Flemings, who are of Teutonic origin and the Walloons, who are of Celtic origin.
The flag of Belgium is made up of three equal vertical bands - fl towards the hoist side, yellow in the middle and red towards the right.
In turn, Belgium is dependent upon its neighbours as about three-quarters of the produce are exported to the European Union countries and the nation also plays an important role in integrating other European economies.
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 Economy of Belgium articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Belgium is bordered on the N by the Netherlands and the North Sea, on the E by Germany and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and
Roughly triangular, it borders on Belgium in the west and north, Germany in the east, and France in the south.
It is bounded by the North Sea on the north and west, by Belgium on the south, and by Germany
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 Regional : Europe : Belgium : Business and Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
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Belgium Chapter STC - Provides networking, workshops, educational resources and links, surveys, and newsletters for technical writing and communications professionals.
Eaitc Belgium - Admiring the European traditions and technology throughout the centuries, EAITC specialised in starting up productions which carry in them the heritage of many centuries of European craftmanship.
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 Belgium's Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
The most impotant part of Belgium's economy is manufacturing.
Belgium grows sugar beets, fresh vegetables, fruits, grain, tobacco, beef, veal, pork, and milk.
Belgium's industries include engineering, motor vehicle assembly, processing food and beverages, and production of chemicals, basic metals, textiles, glass, petroleum, and coal.
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 Belgium > Country Information > Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Belgium is a flourishing economy which has been steadily growing in the last few years.
Belgium’s major trading partners are Germany, France, the Netherlands and UK.
Importantly, all of Belgium’s foreign trade is conducted jointly with Luxembourg, as the two countries formed a joint customs pact in 1922.
www.journeymart.com /DExplorer/Europe/Belgium/ciEconomy.htm   (108 words)

 Economy - Belgium - Europe
Although the service economy is growing rapidly in Belgium, the country remains heavily industrialized, importing great quantities of raw materials that are processed mainly for export.
Such industry gives Belgium one of the highest gross domestic products in the world, despite its relatively small population.
With about three-quarters of exports going to other European Union (EU) countries, Belgium’s economy is dependent upon its neighbors and the nation is a strong proponent of integrating European economies.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/belgium/economy.htm   (146 words)

 Belgium Profile,Belgium Information,Belgium Economy,Belgium Business Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Belgium is developed only on its central geographic location with a modern private enterprise economy.
The rest of the economy is widely dominated by the service industry.
The top three import partners of Belgium in 2003 were Germany, the Netherlands and France.
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 Belgium: Economy
Belgium's economy is reliant on services, transportation, trade, and industry.
Uncertain impact of 11 September events, slowing global economy examined as Second Committee opens general debate; Representative of Belgium stresses Committee's potential contribution to restoration of freedom, tolerance.
If this is Belgium, it must be Tuesday: lessons from the road with the ultimate Triad trader.
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 Economy Of Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
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 Belgium - Economy
On the positive side, the government has succeeded in balancing its budget, and income distribution is relatively equal.
Belgium began circulating the euro currency in January 2002.
Economic growth in 2001-03 dropped sharply because of the global economic slowdown, with moderate recovery in 2004-05.
www.exxun.com /Belgium/e_ec.html   (528 words)

 Belgium Travel Tips - Economy of Belgium
The economies of Belgium and Luxembourg have been unified since 1921, when the two governments signed a Convention of Economic Union; this is distinct from the Benelux Union (which includes The Netherlands) and the EU (Belgium being a founder member of both).
Nuclear power accounts for almost two-thirds of Belgium’s energy consumption; the remainder is generated from imported fuel products.
Belgium relies particularly heavily on export earnings – 70 per cent of GDP is exported, one of the highest proportions in the world.
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 Economy of Belgium - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
An in-depth discussion of Belgian economy cannot then also mention the main differences between the main Belgian regions.
Flemish economy has a higher spending in research and development, mainly trough a higher private RandD spending, also thanks to higher public RandD spending by the Flemish authorities;
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 Business and Economy Belgium Europe Regional
All belgium dates available, search engine, full catalogs and photos online.
Legal and official information are available on all commercial enterprises in Belgium.
It promotes Belgian export and investment in Japan, encourages Japanese investment in Belgium and promotes free trade and fair competition.
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 Belgium Economy - GDP, Budget, Industry and Agriculture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
View the information below regarding the economy of Belgium.
If you need other information please visit the Belgium Country Page.
In recent years, with a geographic area about equal to that of Maryland, and a population of just over 10 million, Belgium ranks seventh in per capita GDP worldwide.
www.factrover.com /economy/Belgium_economy.html   (376 words)

 Belgium Religion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Belgium became independent from the Netherlands in 1830;..
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PEOPLE: Originally the people of Belgium were of Celtic origin, although most were wiped out during the Christian era.
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 NationMaster - Belgian Economy statistics
Industry is concentrated mainly in the populous Flemish area in the north.
Public debt is about 100% of GDP, and the government has succeeded in balancing its budget.
Belgium, together with 11 of its EU partners, began circulating the euro currency in January 2002.
www.nationmaster.com /country/be/eco   (211 words)

 Invest in Belgium
As one of the first industrialized countries of Europe, it keeps a strong manufacturing basis but has also developed towards a technology and services economy.
The second important feature is the openness of its economy, reflecting its geographical position and the vital importance of foreign trade.
Sectorial breakdown of the Belgian economy in 2004
mineco.fgov.be /investors/why_invest_in_belgium/eco.htm   (134 words)

 Economy of Belgium
Belgium's public debt is expected to fall below 100% of GDP in 2002, and the government has succeeded in balancing is budget.
Economic growth in 2000 was broad based, putting the government in a good position to pursue its energy market liberalization policies and planned tax cuts.
note:  on 1 January 1999, the EU introduced the euro as a common currency that is now being used by financial institutions in Belgium at a fixed rate of 40.3399 Belgian francs per euro and will replace the local currency for all transactions in 2002
www.traveljournals.net /explore/belgium/economy.html   (347 words)

 AmCham Belgium - american chamber of commerce in Belgium
The American Chamber of Commerce in Belgium (AmCham Belgium) is a non-profit organization with over 700 corporate European and American members.
AmCham Belgium is dedicated to improving business and investment opportunities for US companies in Belgium and in the European Union.
AmCham Belgium facilitates business for American and other member companies through its lobbying, networking and knowledge-sharing activities.
www.amcham.be   (285 words)

 Open Directory - Regional: Europe: Belgium: Business and Economy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
Big Bang Ventures - Invests in promising seed-stage ICT companies.
CineMobiel - Mobile outdoor cinema built for data/video and DVD-projections, with sufficient light and sound equipment to perform outdoor projections for a crowd up to 1000.
E-Zone - Introduce and operate e-business concepts based on proven interactive technologies.
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 Mining - Economy - Belgium - Europe
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Coal was the chief mining product for much of the 20th century, but deposits were severely depleted by the 1950s.
Coal and oil must now be imported for steelmaking and other industries.
www.countriesquest.com /europe/belgium/economy/mining.htm   (61 words)

 Infobel Belgium - Telephone Directories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-07)
You are here : > International > Belgium
Standard search, Extended search, GSM directory, Reverse search, Find an email, International dialing Codes.
- 506 Chaussée de Saint-Job - 1180 Brussels - Belgium
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