News from our members: Arendt

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EU Regulation on sustainability‐related disclosures in the financial services sector published! A report from our BLCC Corporate member Arendt. In response to growing concerns over climate change, and as part of broader efforts to connect finance with the specific needs of the European & global economy for the benefit of the planet and our society, […]

CLP to relieve tariff pressure with subsidy

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Our BLCC Corporate member CLP announced on 10 December that it will relieve the tariff pressure for all Small-and-Medium Enterprise (SME) customers from the increased use of natural gas for low-carbon power generation in 2020 through a subsidy. The subsidy is part of a more-than-HK$200 million CLP Power’s relief plan that will benefit different sectors […]

New Belgian PM

Posted Posted in Back in Belgium

Belgium is getting its first female prime minister. Budget and Civil Service Minister Sophie Wilmes will succeed Charles Michel, who has served in an acting capacity since an inconclusive election in May. He’s taking office as president of the European Council, which involves chairing meetings of European Union leaders, on Dec. 1. Continue reading on Bloomberg

Belgian sparkling wine beats champagne in world wine competition

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The Brussels Times reports this surprising news! A Belgian sparkling wine was selected by the judges of the international wine competition in Brussels to win the 2019 International Revelation Sparkling wine award, over several French champagnes.The 2014 Cuvée Prestige from Chant d’Éole in Quévy was named this year’s “revelation” at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, […]