EBay Inc., owner of the biggest Internet marketplace, is boosting staff in its emerging-markets group by 50 percent this year, seeking to win loyalty in burgeoning regions where online sales may top $195 billion.
Belgium’s N-VA party leader Bart De Wever , the top vote-getter in elections four months ago, offered concessions for more regional tax powers in a proposal to break the political deadlock in the linguistically divided nation.
Belgium’s King Albert II picked Flemish nationalist party leader Bart De Wever to explore options for a coalition government that can heal the rift between the country’s Dutch speakers and French speakers.
Belgium’s political stalemate persisted after a Flemish nationalist proposal met with concerns among French-speaking parties that it undermined solidarity, putting the initiative for reconciliation back into the king’s hands.
Belgian King Albert II began consulting political party leaders, starting with a Flemish nationalist and French-speaking Socialist, in a bid for unity after general elections hardened the nation’s divisions.
Flemish nationalists took the lead in Belgium ’s general elections, setting up coalition talks with French-speaking Socialists who face demands from Dutch-speaking voters to give more powers to the nation’s regions.