RaboResearch - Economic Research


The voice of Italy

Sunday 4 December, Italians will vote on a constitutional reform that should support policymaking in Italy. Yet the reform is not without downsides. The suggestion that a 'No'-vote would put Italy on a path towards leaving the Eurozone is wrong.

Economic Comment

De Nederlandse economie groeit gestaag door (Dutch)

De Nederlandse economie groeide in het derde kwartaal van 2016 met 0,7 procent ten opzichte van het tweede kwartaal, dit is beduidend sterker dan in de meeste eurozone lidstaten. Ondanks de internationale onzekerheden neemt het exportvolume verder toe. De werkgelegenheid is opnieuw sterk toegenomen.

Economic Report

Brexit vote lowers economic growth in the eurozone

We expect that UK’s vote to leave the EU will negatively affect economic growth in the eurozone. We believe that the impact in 2016 is rather small, but we lower our growth forecast for 2017 for both the eurozone and the Netherlands by ¼%-point.