Investors in Belgian national bank head for courts

BELGIUM - Banque Nationale de Belgique (BNB) is likely to find itself taken to court by its minority investors, claims Financial News in London.

The central bank is half owned by the Belgian state and half by outside shareholders, who are concerned that their interests are being trampled on by the government.

Investors representing 5% of the free float have retained Deminor, the Brussels-based shareholder rights lawyer and consultant, to protest against BNB's policy of transferring reserves to