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Poland (Country report)

Economic growth is expected to be robust at around 4% this year. However, the risks of economic headwinds are rising – EU slowdown, strong Swiss franc, and fiscal consolidation.

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Ghana (Country report)

In a region where political stability is hard to come by, Ghana stands out. The country is one of the most stable democracies and has one of the lowest corruption rates in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Mauritius (Country report)

Mauritius is a politically and socially stable island in the Indian Ocean. The government has been able to generate an average growth rate of 4%, and to lift many out of poverty since gaining independence from the UK in 1968. The stability is the biggest asset of the country.

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Suriname (Country Report)

In early 2011, Suriname’s government implemented a number of drastic measures, including a currency devaluation and an increase of the fuel tax. The measures are likely to improve the fiscal position of the government, which declined in the run-up to the 2010 elections.

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Uzbekistan (Country report)

Uzbekistan’s commodity driven economy has benefitted from higher commodity prices and the economic recovery in Russia. However, official figures should be interpreted with caution. Economic policies continue to support growth which is fuelling inflation.

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Nieuw Haags Peil (Dutch)

De Haagse zakelijke dienstverlening staat centraal in deze studie. Presteren deze bedrijven beter dan dienstverleners in Amsterdam, Rotterdam en Utrecht?

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Kracht van Delft (Dutch)

Het economisch presteren van het Delftse bedrijfsleven blijft in 2010 op het landelijk gemiddelde. Sectoraal zien we echter verschillen: de zakelijke dienstverlening heeft bijvoorbeeld een hogere winstgroei behaald dan haar collega’s in Nederland.

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Country Report Ghana

The large macroeconomic imbalances with which Ghana entered the global financial crisis have narrowed recently. However, there are still sizeable vulnerabilities.

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Can eurobonds solve EMU's problems

Since the eruption of the Greek budget problems in 2009, the euro is lurching from crisis to crisis. European policy makers are struggling to find a solution for what in the press is nicknamed “the European debt crisis”.

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Cyprus (Country report)

Cyprus looks well on its way of becoming the fourth euro zone country that needs a rescue package. The destruction of a large power plant in July has resulted in an energy crisis with a severe impact on economic growth and the government budget.

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Mongolia (Country report)

Mongolia’s economy is recovering on the back of strong international demand for its commodity exports. Growth recovered to 6.1% in 2010 and will remain strong in the coming years. Structurally, Mongolia’s economy is weak.

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Oman (Country report)

The country’s and the sovereign’s solvency is comfortably assured by at least a decade of (often substantial) current account and fiscal budget surpluses, although the value of external assets are not provided. We consider official and hidden reserves to be sufficient to cover for unlikely current account deficits. They are also large enough to defend the fixed exchange rate to the USD.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina (Country report)

After the devastating war in the early ‘90s, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) has managed to get itself back on track economically, although many problems remain. Structural unemployment, a big current account deficit, a lack of well-enforced property rights and an bureaucratic and complex fiscal system are just a few of the problems that need solving.