BELGIUM - Brussels became the epicentre of a national strike today as 100,000 workers protested against the federal government's plans to raise the minimum early retirement age from 58 to 60.
Rudy De Leeuw (pictured), federal secretary of the General Federation of Belgian Workers (FGTB), which led the strike along with the Christian CSC and the Confederation of Liberal Trade Unions, said the...
Karel Van Gutte has been named as secretary general of the Belgian Association of Pension Institutions (BAPI).
UK/BELGIUM - The Upper Tribunal expressed "serious reservations" about the amount The Pensions Regulator is chasing in its contribution notice against Michel Van De Wiele NV.
NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM - A group of Dutch and Belgian investors is planning to sue ABN Amro and KBC who acted as counterparties in trades with Lehman Brothers and Ernst & Young who audited the bank's accounts.
EUROPE - Multinationals are increasingly looking at creating cross-border pension funds for their employees, industry figures said.
BELGIUM - Pension funds lost an average of 15.5% over the year up to September, and shifted allocations from equities to bonds, research by Mercer reveals.