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Economic Update

Germany: Steady as she goes

Once again, the German economy posted a positive growth figure in the third quarter. The increase has been entirely domestic-driven. We expect domestic demand to remain strong given the solid labour market and the positive investment outlook.

Economic Update

France: Nombres rouges

The French economy slightly contracted in 13Q3, but this was largely due to a bounce back from the strong 13Q2 figure. We expect the recovery to continue, albeit very gradually. Therefore, we do not envisage a robust improvement in the labour market.

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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.

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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.

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Don’t throw the euro out with the bathwater - Theme brochure Outlook 2014

To coincide with the publication of our macroeconomic Outlook 2014, we are publishing a special companion report titled Don’t throw the euro out with the bathwater. In this publication, we present our views on the euro crisis and the future of the monetary union. One of the conclusions of the report is that the current institutional reforms are not far-reaching enough to make the EMU fully immune to future crises.

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Gooi de euro niet met het badwater weg - Themabrochure Visie op 2014 (Dutch)

Tegelijkertijd met onze macro-economische Visie op 2014 publiceren we de thema-uitgave Gooi de euro niet met het badwater weg. Daarin geven we onze visie op de eurocrisis en het voortbestaan van de muntunie. Zo concluderen we dat de huidige institutionele hervormingen niet vérstrekkend genoeg zijn om de EMU volledig immuun te maken voor toekomstige crises.

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Bankenunie: implicaties voor de Europese bankensector (Dutch)

De bankenunie vormt een belangrijke bouwsteen van de institutionele herinrichting van de eurozone. Dit artikel beschrijft de implicaties van de bankenunie voor de Europese bankensector, zowel op de korte als op de lange termijn.

Economic Update Dutch version

The Netherlands: freeze or thaw?

In recent weeks, the Netherlands has been greatly occupied by the predictions of Klaas Knot. Has the economy grown or contracted in the third quarter? Based on the data currently available, no clear conclusion can be drawn.

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Some thoughts on Euro T-Bills

This article discusses the ELEC-proposal to introduce Euro T-Bills in the eurozone. It concludes that the design of this scheme has advantages for both strong and weak countries.

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The Netherlands: signs of stabilisation

The Dutch economy is showing signs of stabilisation in some segments. We expect the recession to end in the second half of this year. But a robust economic recovery is not in the cards yet.