The National Bank of Belgium (NBB) released its business survey on Friday. The business climate rose to -6.2 in April from -6.3 in March, missing forecasts for an increase to -5.8. It was the third consecutive rise.
The increase was driven by much more favourable assessments of total order books. Forecasts for demand and employment were revised downwards.
Entrepreneurs In the business-related services sector are expecting activity to pick up over the next three months.
Business confidence fell in the building sector.