Economic Update Dutch version
First signs of economic growth this year are positive and government finances are showing further improvement. At the same time, there are still issues regarding the labour market. Elderly workers still find it more difficult to find a job than younger workers.
The French elections are no done deal; while Macron seems to be ahead, Le Pen has a chance to win the presidency. All candidates have varying economic proposals to make France great again. Taking France out of the EU will be difficult for Le Pen.
Economic Report Dutch version
We foresee twee realistically possible outcomes: a bilateral free trade agreement or no agreement. In both of the scenarios, Dutch companies doing business with the UK will face increased barriers to trade.
A new government has embarked on a major and much-needed shift in economic policies. The economic recovery is in sight and business opportunities arise in sectors with high catch up potential.