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Eurozone economy steams ahead into 2018

The Eurozone economy finished 2017 at a high note, with annual growth coming in at 2.5%, the highest figure since 2011. The outlook for 2018 looks good as well, likely prompting us to upwardly revise our forecasts soon.

Economic Report

Catalan separatists tone down defiant stance

The risk of a new clash between Catalonia and Madrid in the coming weeks has dropped. Tensions will remain high in the coming years, but Catalonia will stay part of Spain. Notably, the political crisis has had limited impact on Spain’s economy.

Economic Report

De flexibele arbeidsmarkt - grenzen aan flex? (Dutch)

Het aandeel vaste contracten is in alle sectoren gedaald. Wel verschilt de mate van flexibilisering per sector en beroepsgroep. Wij verwachten dat aanhoudende arbeidsschaarste de flexibilisering in specifieke beroepen zal afremmen.