RaboResearch - Economic Research

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Southern Europe and Ireland the long road

Every summit held by EU leaders over the past two years has created an atmosphere of hope regarding a permanent solution to the European debt issues. Unfortunately, every one of those summits had a disappointing outcome. However, it is hardly surprising that the crisis cannot be solved in the short term, let alone in one go.

Economic Report

Consequences financial transaction tax

The financial crisis has led to increased interest in a financial transaction tax (FTT). However, such a tax has been the subject of controversy for decades. This Special Report looks at the expected effects of a FTT.

Economic Report

The Great Uncertainty (compilation)

This article is the introduction of a series of Special Reports that discuss the downside risks to the global economic outlook, as presented in Rabobank Outlook 2012.

Economic Report

Risk of financial repression in the West

This article is part of a series of Special Reports that discuss the downside risks to the global economic outlook. In this piece, we take a closer look at the risk of financial repression in the West.

Special Dutch version

Outlook 2012 (full report)

In 2011, we have seen a sluggish continuation of last year's weak recovery from the Great Recession. There are now, however, indications that the economy is once again heading towards a considerable slowdown in growth.

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Worse before it gets better

We have never actually exited the financial crisis. The problem simply shifted from consumers' assets to the banks balance sheets and ultimately landed on governments’ laps, which in Europe are currently attempting to transfer it to a supranational level.

Economic Report

Risk of eurozone break-up

This article is part of a series of Special Reports that discuss the downside risks to the global economic outlook. In this piece, we take a closer look at the risk of eurozone facing a wave of sovereign defaults or even completely breaking up.

Economic Report Dutch version

Strengthening bank crisis management

Since the credit crisis, regulators and supervisors around the world have been making plans to minimise the likelihood and impact of new banking crises. Strengthening the arrangements for bank crisis management is a part of this.

Economic Report

The history of financial crises

The world is littered with financial crises, yet we seem surprised every time they occur. Against this backdrop, we take a closer look at the financial crises since 1800 to see whether we can draw some lessons for the future.

Economic Quarterly Report Dutch version

European balance sheet repairs

We expect only a moderate continuation of the economic recovery for Europe as a whole this year, not least as a result of the efforts to reduce deficits since the crisis in the European periphery.