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On Friday, 17 March 2023, Fitch affirmed Flanders’ AA rating but revised the outlook to negative from stable. The revision in outlook reflects that on the Belgian sovereign of 10 March 2023. Read more.

Illustration picture shows the opening of 'Bruxelles en Fleurs - Bloeiend Brussel' a flower installation on and around the Grand Place - Grote Markt square in the city center of Brussels, Sunday 15 August 2021. The installation is this year's edition of the traditional flower carpet. BELGA PHOTO NICOLAS MAETERLINCK

On Thursday, 19 January 2023, the Flemish Community issued 1.5 billion euros of Belgian Commercial Paper with a maturity of 3 months. The yield amounted to 2.584%. Read more.

On Tuesday, 22 November 2022, the Flemish Community raised 710 million euros through several private placements. The benchmark bond maturing in 2032 was tapped for a total amount of 500 million euros. An additional 210 million euros was raised through new private placements with maturities of 5, 15 and 25 years. Read more on our EMTN programme.