Belgian Franc


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Belgian Franc

The former currency of Belgium. It traces its origins to the conquest of the Low Countries during the Napoleonic Wars. It has been pegged to a number of different currencies throughout its history and was one of the currencies in the Latin Monetary Union for a time. It was replaced by the euro in 2002.
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His contract had expired, but five million Belgian francs were demanded for him as a transfer fee.
We do buy the Belgian francs out in options for futures, but the possibility of an increase due to the weakness of the dollar is very real for us.
There were instances today of travellers to Belgium, for example, being unable to obtain Belgian francs from banks and then finding only limited amounts of the currency at exchange bureaux.
7bn Belgian francs this year alone to modernise the stores.
Austrian schillings, Belgian francs, German marks, Finnish markka, French francs, Greek drachma, Irish punts, Italian lire, Luxembourg francs, Netherlands guilders, Portuguese escudos, Spanish pesetas.
EATING AND DRINKING: A Kriek Bell-Vue beer at La Brouette in the Grande Place is 105 Belgian francs (pounds 1.
In less than a decade, Pinguin has more than doubled sales in terms of volume and value to almost 120,000 tons and approximately 3 billion Belgian francs.
For example, a cup of coffee, which before the introduction of the euro cost 60 Belgian francs, was rounded up to 65BF in order to make the conversion to a round one euro 60 cents.
Belgian prime minister Guy Verhofstadt did not specify the amount of the bridge finance package, but said it totalled several billion Belgian francs - around pounds 110 million.
A profit of 26 million Belgian francs (BEF) was realized.
A FREE gift box of chocolates worth 100 Belgian francs when you buy 1kg of chocolates (for 500 Belgian francs) at the Chocolates Delhy in Ostend.

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