Belgium and France should stand behind their banks, notably Dexia SA, and be ready to “intervene” should there be a problem, Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders said in an interview on RTBF radio.
The European Union may ban Iranian oil imports within a few months, while ensuring the embargo doesn’t hurt the region’s economy and international security, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders told De Standaard.
Two euro-area finance ministers renewed calls for the 17 countries that use the common currency to pursue a financial-transaction tax, since such a levy seems unworkable for the European Union as a whole.
Belgacom SA installed interim leadership and began a search for a new chief executive officer after Didier Bellens was fired over comments about Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo and the phone company’s dividends.
Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders said fiscal measures could be used to rein in banks should there be a return to former practices of paying excessive bonuses, L’Echo reported, citing an interview.