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Belgian FPS Social Security exchanges best practices with Chinese Department of Employment and Income Distribution

Belgian FPS Social Security exchanges best practices with Chinese Department of Employment and Income Distribution

The International Cooperation department (BELINCOSOC) of the Belgian Federal Public Service for Social Security welcomes high level Chinese delegates for the second time. Both organisations will be sharing experiences and best practices with regards to income inequality, the labour market and social security in financially precarious times. Each theme will be looked at from a Belgian and European perspective, with close attention to the Chinese context.

Read on - 31/08/2016 13:48 - Social Security FPS

Results of the Treasury certificates auction of 30/08/2016

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 1.537 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312737092 - 15/12/2016
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.535
Weighted average yield : -0.597 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 2.96

ISIN Code : BE0312739114 - 09/02/2017
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.002
Weighted average yield : -0.596 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.45


See our Reuters page BELG/TC or Bloomberg page BELG - TC Auctions - Results.

Read on - 30/08/2016 11:48 - Debt Agency

Federal Government Debt at end July 2016

The Belgian Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 403.84 billion as of 31 July 2016. Debt issued or taken over by the federal government amounted to EUR 403.56 billion, and the institutions for which the federal government supports the debt service, registered a debt of EUR 0.28 billion.

In net terms (i.e. deducting financial deposits and investments, as well as securities owned by the Treasury), the Federal Government Debt amounted to EUR 389.18 billion.

Read on - 02/08/2016 15:33 - Debt Agency

Results of the Treasury certificates auction of 2/08/2016

The Belgian Debt Agency informs you that it has accepted bids of Treasury certificates for a total amount of EUR 1.580 billion, distributed into the following lines :

ISIN Code : BE0312736086 - 10/11/2016
Amount taken (EUR billion): 0.445
Weighted average yield : -0.593 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 3.58

ISIN Code : BE0312738108 - 12/01/2017
Amount taken (EUR billion): 1.135
Weighted average yield : -0.594 %
Bid-to-cover ratio : 1.52


See our Reuters page BELG/TC or Bloomberg page BELG - TC Auctions - Results.

Read on - 02/08/2016 11:46 - Debt Agency

EMTN issue in USD

On Wednesday 27th  July, the Kingdom of Belgium  issued within the framework of its EMTN-programme a new 3-year USD 3 billion bond at a spread of 15 basis points over mid-swap.


This new bond matures on 3 August 2019 and pays a coupon of   1.125 %.


The issue has been swapped into euro in order to cancel any currency risk.
After swap the Kingdom pays a negative interest rate.

Read on - 28/07/2016 10:29 - Debt Agency