BELGIUM: Prosperity

When the U. S. Press suddenly awoke to the financial potency and comparative prosperity of France last month, many curious eyes turned to France's neighbor and ally, Belgium. Last week Associated Press correspondents finished a report on Belgium's economic position which showed that the people for whom Britons and U. S. citizens once knit thousands of pairs of woolen socks today have the most balanced economic position in Europe, with the possible exception of the Swiss and Dutch.

All Belgian government bonds are selling above par. Savings bank deposits are increasing yearly. The...

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