A sign of hope in hard economic times?

The Belgian economy saw an economic growth of 0.1 percent in the last quarter compared to the quarter before that. That's according to estimations by the National Bank. It's the first time Belgium welcomes economic growth since the first quarter last year.

The small growth is due to good figures in the services sector, as the building sector and the industrial sector didn't have a good second quarter.

Experts hope that this marks the start of a slow economic recovery. Last week, it turned out that the Purchasing Managers Index in the euro zone had reached an 18-month high. This is also seen as a good sign.

Despite this, economic activity between April and June was still 0.1 percent down on last year's figures.