Trade, economy & finance
Brussels is an important centre of economic activity. There are small and big shops. The City also needs lots of means to assure its services and to finance its actions.
In 2014 the City of Brussels starts with the plans for the redevelopment of the central squares and avenues in the city centre. The pedestrian zone within the Pentagon will thus be increased.
Traders in the City of Brussels get 15 exceptions each year to the mandatory weekly rest day. The distribution over the various periods, imposed by the City, varies by commercial quarter.
This map shows ATMs or cashpoints on the territory of the City of Brussels. Where to find banks for cash withdrawals in Brussels? If you click the places, the bank office and address will be shown.
In Belgium, a trader can only sell products under the name 'sales' ('solden' in Dutch, 'soldes' in French) twice a year. Both periods of sales are determined by law. The first period begins on 3 January and ends on 31 January 2015.
Public consultation of the Haren Master Plan
In 2010 the inhabitants were able to give their views on the environment in Haren by filling in a questionnaire of the City of Brussels. This information is now bundled in the Master Plan, which can be consulted publicly from 1 to 31 October 2014.