National Bank of Belgium

Brief History

Established as limited company by Act of 5 May 1850, amended by Acts of 28 December 1973, 23 December 1988 and 17 May 1993. It is the bank of issue, lender of last resort, cashier of the state and supervisor of external monetary arrangements. The Organic Law of 22 February 1998, and the new statutes of 23 December 1998, amended on 22 February 1999, secured compatibility with the requirements of the Maastricht Treaty. Since 1 January 1999, the national central bank has been an

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