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Webinars + BeLux updates + news COVID-19 (May 8)

Webinars + BeLux updates + news COVID-19 (May 8)

Yesterday we had almost 30 people for our webinar with the BNP Paribas Fortis Chief Economist. Our next webinar with Wim Eynatten of Deloitte Belgium on May 13, 16:00-17:00, will focus on the Belgium-Japan Double Taxation Treaty. Members can sign up till the day itself.

More webinars are in the pipeline, so please keep an eye on our mailings and website.


We also want to remind our members that if we can help in any way, eg by promoting your products or services, just send us an email with the details and we will gladly do so.


We also remain open for discussions on our LinkedIn Group.


To keep track of what’s happening in Belgium and Luxembourg, you should check the official government websites (BeLux), but for Belgium you can also refer to the website of the Federation of Belgian Chambers.
For Luxembourg, the special COVID-19 newsletter of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce is a great source of information.


Some news headlines we picked up these last days:

-Japanese gov’t, ruling camp mull 2nd extra budget for FY 2020 over virus (Kyodo News, May 8)


-Tokyo to pay more to businesses that remain shut until May 31 (Kyodo News, May 5)


-List of shops closed in Tokyo amid state-of-emergency extension (Kyodo News, May 7)


-Coronavirus-linked bankruptcies rise sharply in Japan (Kyodo News, May 5)


-Air France-KLM report $1.9 billion in losses, outlook grim (The Mainichi, May 8)


-Areas with low new virus counts reopen schools, restaurants (The Asahi Shimbun, May 7)


-Emergency may end around May 14 in some areas (NHK World-Japan, May 7)


-Tokyo quiet as people return to work under extended emergency (Kyodo News, May 7)


-Tokyo’s new coronavirus cases stay below 100 for 5th day in row (Kyodo News, May 7)


-Japan approves remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment in expedited review (Kyodo News, May 8)


With this we wish you a healthy, safe and relaxing weekend!


The BLCCJ office