Belgians spent almost 1,300 euro each online in 2018

Belgians spent almost 1,300 euro each online in 2018

2018 was another record year for e-commerce in Belgium. According to figures from the e-commerce industry federation BeCommerce the average Belgian spent 1,273 euro online last year. Tickets and clothing are Belgians’ most frequent online purchases. Meanwhile, the greatest total cash amount spent is accounted for by holidays. 90 percent of people in Belgium over the age of 15 (some 8.3 million people) bought something online last year. According to BeCommerce’s figures we did so an average of 11.6 times, spending an average of 1,273 euro each on online purchases….

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Companies prefer Dublin and Amsterdam to Brussels post-Brexit

Companies prefer Dublin and Amsterdam to Brussels post-Brexit

Brussels has been largely unsuccessful in attracting businesses currently based in the United Kingdom to switch following the country’s departure from the European Union, according to a report by the think tank New Financial. Some 275 banking and financial businesses based in the UK have expressed a wish to shift all or some operations to mainland Europe in the event of a No-Deal Brexit. But Brussels has been less successful than other EU capitals at attracting those businesses to the region. So far, New Financial reports, 250 of those firms…

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