The National Bank of Belgium (Nationale Bank van België, Banque nationale de Belgique, or Belgische Nationalbank) is Belgium’s central bank. The Bank was founded on May 5th, 1850 as a corporation.
National Bank of Belgium is a member of the European System of Central Banks.
The main tasks performed by the National Bank of Belgium are:
• To implement monetary policy in the country;
• To issue of euro banknotes and placing them into circulation
• Collection, analysis and dissemination of economic and financial information;
• Maintaining the stability of the financial sector in Belgium;
• Bank represents Belgium in international economic institutions;
• Provision of banking services to the state, individuals and legal entities.
The 50% minus one share of the National Bank of Belgium freely traded on Euronext Brussels stock exchange, the other 50% plus one share are owned by the Government of Belgium.