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The Philippines (Country report)

The Philippine economy is estimated to grow by 5-6% in 2011. The triple disaster in Japan could adversely affect this estimate, as the country has deep trade and investment links with the Philippines.

Economic Update Dutch version

Monthly Update The Netherlands

One might think that the Dutch economy has fully recovered from the deep economic recession of 2009. However, despite the strong growth in the industrial sector, growth in the first quarter is unlikely to rise much above zero on a quarterly basis.

Economic Update Dutch version

Economic Update Spain

Similar to the last quarter of 2010, export growth is set to grow at a healthy clip in the first quarter of 2011. Domestic demand on the other hand is still very weak.

Economic Update Dutch version

Economic Update United Kingdom

The preliminary GDP growth figure for 11Q1 (+0.5% q-o-q after -0.5% in 10Q4) shows that the UK economy has completely ground to a halt since last autumn.

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Country Report Iceland

Economic activity in Iceland continued to fall in 2010. However, in 2011 the economy may slowly begin the recover.

Country Report

Brazil (country report)

After posting 7.5% economic growth in 2010, the highest growth rate in 24 years, we expect the economy to grow at a slower pace in 2011. This is welcome, as inflation has been approaching the upper bound of the target range.

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Australia (Country report)

The Australian economy has weathered the global financial and economic crisis relatively well and the deterioration in the public budget balance is easily accommodated by the low sovereign debt level.