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Economic Update

Emerging markets vulnerability heatmap

The emerging markets heatmap provides a comprehensive overview of the relative vulnerability of eighteen emerging markets. Results show that Asian countries are in relatively good shape, while Latin American countries are most vulnerable.


Emerging Markets Vulnerability Heatmap

We present a ‘new and improved’ version of Rabo’s Emerging Market Vulnerability Heatmap which is constructed from a more comprehensive list of inputs. The heatmap highlights ARS, TRY and ZAR as the most vulnerable emerging market currencies.

Economic Comment

Economische turbulentie in Turkije: Vraag en antwoord (Dutch)

De waarde van de Turkse lira kende de afgelopen twee weken een sterke terugval, nadat politieke spanningen tussen Turkije en de Verenigde Staten opliepen en investeerders bovendien hun vertrouwen verloren in het Turkse economische en monetaire beleid.

Economic Comment

Wel zon, maar geen komkommertijd voor de wereldeconomie (Dutch)

Het gaat niet slecht met de wereldeconomie, maar er is geen reden tot juichen. Politieke risico’s binnen en buiten Europa zijn nog steeds substantieel en er hangt onzekerheid boven financiële markten over de normalisatie van het monetaire beleid.

Country Report

Turkey: ongoing political instabiliy

Turkey’s economy expanded by 4% last year, but Russian sanctions and weaker tourist arrivals will negatively affect growth this year. In spite of the AKP’s regained parliamentary majority, Turkey’s political situation remains volatile which could once more weigh on essential foreign capital inflows.

Special Dutch version

Outlook 2016: Global Economy

Global growth holds up in 2016, but does not accelerate. With the US poised to hike interest rates, the rest of the world waits anxiously. Normalization of monetary policy poses economic risks, but so does keeping it too loose for too long.