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Source: Belgium : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2008/111

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451803280

Keywords: debt, budget, federalism, interest, fiscal federalism

Although economic performance has remained good, difficulties in building consensus for institutional reform have caused an ill-affordable hiatus in economic policymaking. Robust economic activity absorbed a growin...

Belgium

Belgium »

Source: Belgium : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion

Volume/Issue: 2009/87

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451803303

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, deficit

The global financial crisis has forced government intervention in major financial institutions in Belgium. This 2008 Article IV Consultation discusses that the boom in energy and food prices in early 2008 caused in...

Belgium

Belgium »

Source: Belgium : 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and a Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion.

Volume/Issue: 2011/81

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2011

ISBN: 9781455233090

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, deficit

After being hit by a severe recession in 2008-09, the Belgian economy is gradually recovering. When core inflation remained subdued in 2010, headline inflation jumped up due to the energy price hike. The growth of...

Belgium: Report for the 2000 Article IV consultation Supplementary Information

Belgium: Report for the 2000 Article IV consultation Supplementary Information »

Source: Belgium : Staff Report for the 2000 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2001/44

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2001

ISBN: 9781451803105

Keywords: budget, debt, interest, expenditure growth, social security contributions

Real GDP growth is expected to slow to 2.6 percent in 2001, following four consecutive years of strong economic growth. A number of structural labor market measures have also been introduced, including an employmen...

Belgium: Selected Issues

Belgium: Selected Issues »

Source: Belgium : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/50

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451803181

Keywords: local governments, revenues, debt, fiscal decentralization, budget

This Selected Issues paper analyzes fiscal devolution in Belgium. It examines long-term fiscal strategies for meeting the fiscal burden of population aging. The paper presents estimates of the fiscal costs of popul...

Belgium: Selected Issues

Belgium: Selected Issues »

Source: Belgium : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/50

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451803181

Keywords: local governments, revenues, debt, fiscal decentralization, budget

This Selected Issues paper analyzes fiscal devolution in Belgium. It examines long-term fiscal strategies for meeting the fiscal burden of population aging. The paper presents estimates of the fiscal costs of popul...

Belgium: Selected Issues

Belgium: Selected Issues »

Source: Belgium : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/50

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451803181

Keywords: local governments, revenues, debt, fiscal decentralization, budget

This Selected Issues paper analyzes fiscal devolution in Belgium. It examines long-term fiscal strategies for meeting the fiscal burden of population aging. The paper presents estimates of the fiscal costs of popul...

Belgium: Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation

Belgium: Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Belgium : Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2000/31

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2000

ISBN: 9781451803099

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, article, deficit

Economic activity picked up in the course of 1999, despite the dioxin crisis of mid-year, owing to a recovery in export markets following the world financial turmoil of late 1998, supportive monetary policy in the...

Belgium: Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation

Belgium: Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Belgium : Staff Report for the 2001 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2002/42

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 March 2002

ISBN: 9781451803112

Keywords: budget, interest, debt, article, central bank

This 2001 Article IV Consultation highlights that following four years of robust expansion, real GDP growth in Belgium slowed markedly in 2001, as higher oil prices, declining equity values, and the deteriorating e...

Belgium: Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Belgium: Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Belgium : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2003/49

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451803129

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, interest rate, article

This 2002 Article IV Consultation highlights that Belgium's real GDP growth fell sharply in 2001 to 0.8 percent and remained weak in 2002 at an estimated 0.7 percent. The fundamental factor behind these development...