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Economic Update

Economic Update Brazil

For the Brazilian economy, 2012 has been a very disappointing year, as GDP growth fell to 0.9%. So far, the recovery of the Brazilian economy has been weak, but in recent months some positive developments became visible.

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Economic Update India

India's Central Statistical Office government is now expecting GDP growth in Financial Year 2012/13 to come in at only 5% y-o-y. We expect the economy to recover somewhat this year. Economic growth is thus likely to strengthen to 6-6.5%.

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Economic Update Russia

Preliminary data shows that the Russian economy grew by 3.4% y-o-y in 2012. However, this masks the fact that the economy slowed fairly sharply over the course of the year. We expect growth to remain subdued at 3% in 2013.

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Economic Update Emerging Markets

The picture in emerging markets is one of moving forward, but not knowing at what pace or how many bumps there are in the road. We maintain the view that 2013 should be slightly better than 2012, but downside risks remain.

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Economic Update Germany

GDP contracted in the fourth quarter amid a downturn in foreign demand. We expect a recovery in the first quarter, whereby domestic demand turns into a major growth driver in 2013. This is supported by the recent increase in the sentiment indicators.

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Economic Update Italy

In 12Q4 GDP shrank for the sixth consecutive quarter. Uncertainty about the policy of the next government has led to increased yields on both government bonds. It may also weaken the fragile consumer and producer sentiment.

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Economic Update Spain

Although due to temporary factors, the contraction of both GDP and industrial production intensified considerably in 12Q4. On a positive note, Spain is expected to get the 'green light' for further postponing its budget deficit target this year.