Belgium has since 1995 a REIT-like framework for companies investing in property. The REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) has been used in the United States since decades and offers a/o tax transparency, simplified financial reporting & enhanced transparency and a minimum dividend payout.
Leading indicators suggest global economic activity remains weak following what has been a very lackluster recovery. Headline inflation looks set to rise towards the end of the year while core inflationary pressures remain modest for now.
Ten years after the onset of the financial crisis, the global economy is showing signs of a synchronized recovery. Cyclical economic growth across the board is picking up, trade volumes are growing, corporate profits are on the rise and unemployment is falling.