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Special

Geldschepping, kan het beter? (Dutch)

Het meeste geld wordt niet door overheid of centrale bank in omloop gebracht, maar door commerciële banken. In deze Special wordt dit geldscheppingsproces meer in detail beschreven. Daarbij wordt stilgestaan bij geldgebruik, prijsstabiliteit, de rol van overheden bij het ontstaan van inflatie en de voor- en nadelen van het huidige stelsel van fractional reserve banking.

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.

Special

Bruikbaarheid van het Chicago Plan (Dutch)

De laatste jaren wordt gezocht naar wegen om het financiële stelsel robuuster te maken. In een recente publicatie van het IMF wordt gepleit om over te gaan op full reserve banking. Full reserve banking brengt echter meer na- dan voordelen met zich mee.

Special

Regionale prognoses 2014 (Dutch)

Naar verwachting stagneert de Nederlandse economie in 2014. Vanwege de grote regionale verschillen leest u in deze special onze verwachtingen voor de ontwikkeling van de productie, de werkgelegenheid en de werkloosheid in veertig regio’s.

Country Report

Country Report Portugal

Portugal has made considerable progress regarding the implementation of structural reforms and safeguarding financial stability. However, the high short-term socioeconomic costs have increased political instability, which might weigh on support for further reforms.

Country Report

Country Report Spain

The short term pain of the macroeconomic rebalancing process is clearly weighing on the political support to continue with necessary reforms. Without a more vigorous cleanup of the banking sector, it will remain a large drag on the recovery going forward.

Country Report

Country Report Italy

Italy has to deal with a severe crisis and large public debt stock. Non-performing loans in the banking sector are on the rise, while government bond yields are vulnerable to political instability. Given large debt dynamics, Italy should improve its potential growth rate to ensure debt sustainability.

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.

Special

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.