RaboResearch - Economic Research

Special Dutch version

You cannot live in a mortgage

A reduction of the maximum LTV will have far-reaching consequences for the housing market. A lower LTV would be welcome in the long term, but the best way to do that is to provide a situation that this is desirable for households themselves.

Economic Report Dutch version

The new pension contract: still work in progress

The government is currently working on a new regulatory framework for pension funds. The present rules, set out in the Financial Assessment Framework, will be revised due to the introduction of a new pension contract in 2015.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly Dutch version

Housing market showing signs of a fragile recovery

As expected, the housing market is picking up slowly but surely. Some indicators are pointing to recovery, but it is still fragile. We expect an increase in sales in the fourth quarter of 2013, and stabilisation of prices in the course of 2014.

Special Dutch version

Outlook 2014

The Dutch economy will not grow in 2014. Unemployment will rise further, and the slight boost provided by the global growth spurt will not be vigorous enough for the country to overcome its domestic woes. US economic performance and the modest eurozone recovery account for more than half the global growth spurt.

Special Dutch version

Outlook 2014 - Recovery on a shaky footing

The Dutch economy will not grow in 2014. Unemployment will rise further, and the slight boost provided by the global growth spurt will not be vigorous enough for the country to overcome its domestic woes. US economic performance and the modest eurozone recovery account for more than half the global growth spurt.

Economic Report Dutch version

Budget Day: a repetition of moves

Over the past few years the wide variety of headgear – whether making or refraining from political statements – has seemed to have a permanent hold on the headlines on Budget Day.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly

Several signs indicate a possible market recovery. E.g. the affordability of housing and consumer confidence improved due to lower prices since 2008. However, economic upturn is essential for a substantial recovery of the housing market.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly June 2013

The bottom of the Dutch owner-occupied housing market is in sight. The fall in house sales has virtually come to a halt and price declines have also slowed. We expect this development to continue and that house prices may stabilise as well in 2014.

Special

Mind the fiscal speed limit

The current debate amongst economists regarding the timing of fiscal consolidation is not yet resolved. In this Special we present evidence that fiscal policy has a larger short-term negative impact on growth than the government currently expects.