Belgium -Bankruptcies to an all-time record -November 8, 2012

October 2012 brought an all-time high in bankruptcy figures. The number of bankruptcies published in the Belgian Official Journal went up to 1236 (compared to 938 in September 2012). In the first eight months of this year the total number of bankruptcies recorded is 6,764 (in 2011, this number was 6,444), which is 4.97% more than during the same period last year. The increase is almost entirely noted within the Flemish Region with a clear increase of the number of bankruptcies within the catering, the wholesale and the construction sectors.



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