Belgian Bankruptcies Rose 3% in First Half to 5,558, Tijd Says

A total of 5,558 Belgian companies declared bankruptcy in the first half of 2012, up 3 percent from a year earlier, De Tijd reported, without saying where it got the information.

In June alone, 990 Belgian businesses went bankrupt, the worst figure for the month in recent decades, according to the newspaper.

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