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The Decline of the Belgian Car Industry

The car industry in Belgium has been going downhill for years, but the pace of decline has quickened markedly in recent years. Renault closed its plant in Vilvoorde in 1997. In 2006 the Volkswagen Vorst plant was subsumed into Audi Brussel...

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'Leuven Valley'. IMEC and the Latest Technology in Flanders

A high-tech valley is growing up more and more round the Catholic University of Leuven, on the analogy of the famous Silicon Valley to the south of San Francisco, the Mecca of the computer industry. The showpiece of the ‘Leuven valley' is I...

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A Truck Every Three Seconds. Antwerp and the Deurganckdok

Ten years ago the decision was taken, and in the Summer of 2005 it was officially opened in the port of Antwerp: the largest tidal dock in the world, the Deurganckdok. Thanks to this dock, large container ships putting into Antwerp no longe...

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Dredging What Two Small Countries Are Really Big In

The Netherlands and Belgium are world leaders when it comes to dredging. In the worldwide dredging market the US, China and Japan account for half of the sales, but they are closed markets. In the other, “free” half of the dredging market, ...

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The Beer Giant with Belgian Roots. AB InBev and SABMiller Merge

The largest brewery in the world, Belgian-Brazilian AB InBev, is merging with the second largest, South-African-British SABMiller, to create a beer giant which will leave all other brewers far behind. The company will have 224,000 people w...

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