Public Debt in Belgium

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Belgium - Public Debt

Available fourth-quarter data points to a sluggish end to last year, although buoyant retail sales through November suggest that domestic demand largely held up. Despite a tight labor market, however, household spending looks to have clocked only modest growth through year-end as income gains were increasingly offset by higher inflation. Meanwhile, late-year exports suffered amid industrial-output losses in France and Germany—contrasting the third quarter’s moderate, export-led national accounts. In the political arena, Prime Minister Charles Michel’s resignation on 18 December followed a parliamentary standoff over his opposition to a UN-led migration pact. With the caretaker government seemingly reticent to rock the boat, economic policy is unlikely to shift in the run-up to federal elections in May.

Belgium - Public Debt Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Public Debt (% of GDP)116  117  116  116  113  

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Bond Yield0.770.15 %Jan 30
Exchange Rate1.140.65 %Jan 30
Stock Market3,488-0.23 %Jan 30

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