The Brussels All for the Common Good project aims to create an institute to develop artificial intelligence (AI) to meet societal challenges.
The beer giant AB Inbev in Leuven is taking over its South African competitor SABMiller. It is one of the largest company takeovers ever.
Ontex, the Belgian leading producer of personal hygiene products, has taken over Grupo Mabe, the Mexican number two in personal care, for 314 million euros.
Solvay is opening South-East Asia's largest factory for sodium bicarbonate (also known as soda) in Thailand.
In taking over the American company Cytec, the Belgian chemical group Solvay becomes the world's second largest player in aircraft composites.
The Belgian playing card manufacturer Cartamundi is to become the world's biggest game manufacturer thanks to an ambitious takeover.