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Country Report Ecuador

Ecuador’s return to the international capital markets improved its liquidity. But, the external position remains weak. The interventionist and nationalist tendencies of the Correa government continue.

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Country Report Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s economic and political situation remains tense, as yet another government stepped down, the local financial system was shaken by organised bank runs, and bilateral relations with Russia soured markedly due to the halt of construction of the South Stream pipeline.

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Country Report Algeria

Algeria’s social situation remains stable as President Bouteflika was elected for his fourth term in office. The government presented a new five-year plan that once more aims to diversify the economy away from the hydrocarbon sector.

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Country Report Qatar

Qatar’s economy is likely to expand by a robust 6% in 2014, although it remains highly dependent on the hydrocarbon sector. Moreover, tensions with its GCC neighbours remain a challenge for Qatar given its ambition as an international peace broker.

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De aantrekkingskracht van winkelsteden (Dutch)

Bevolkingsomvang is niet de enige factor achter de detailhandelsbestedingen in een gemeente. Concurrentie van elders, de ruimtelijke structuur van het winkelbestand en de aanwezigheid van horeca en andere voorzieningen spelen ook een rol.

Economic Report

Hoge onzekerheid output gap schattingen gedurende de crisis (Dutch)

De inschatting van de output gap is de afgelopen jaren veelvuldig gereviseerd. Een analyse van de productiefactoren laat zien waarom deze schatting gevoelig is voor conjunctuurinvloeden. Voorzichtigheid bij het gebruik ervan lijkt dan ook geboden.

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MKB Regio Top 40 (Dutch)

De nieuwe MKB Regio top 40 is uit. Daarin rangschikken we de veertig Nederlandse regio’s op basis van de prestaties van het MKB in het afgelopen jaar. Zeeuws-Vlaanderen is de winnaar van 2013!

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Country Report Egypt

Domestic stability in Egypt has improved markedly and the economy is showing timid signs of recovery. The government has engaged in bold reforms and generous aid from the GCC countries gives Egypt the financial space to gradually implement them.

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Country Report Zambia

Lower copper prices, excessive public spending and the death of President Stata have turned 2014 into a challenging year for Zambia, but small improvements bode well for the future.

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Country Report Mozambique

Mozambique’s economic growth remains strong, but increasing fiscal imbalances might become a challenge in the medium term. A ceasefire agreement between Renamo and Frelimo represents a significant improvement of domestic security and stability.

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Country report Indonesia

The reform process in Indonesia is not expected to speed up markedly under the new government, but growth is expected to accelerate somewhat. Indonesia remains vulnerable to deteriorating financial markets sentiment.

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Asset Quality Review: is de ECB geslaagd? (Dutch)

In deze publicatie kijken wij naar de impact van de Asset Quality Review op het gebied van balansopschoning, kapitaalversterking en resolutie. Wij zien de AQR niet alleen als een test voor banken, maar ook voor de geloofwaardigheid van de ECB.