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Economic Comment

Bad news from Spain, default still unlikely

A lot of bad news has emanated from Spain over the past couple of weeks. This is likely to keep the pressure on the Spanish government bond market. But we still maintain the view that a sovereign default in Spain is unlikely.

Economic Report

Is the credit tap on or off?

Consumers and businesses often need credit for large expenditures. Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are highly dependent on banks for financing and continuity in lending is crucially important to them.

Economic Report

Why is the euro crisis not ending? (part 1)

In the first part of this series, we will show that fiscal indiscipline is not at the root of this crisis. This is why the current policy prescription (fiscal austerity) has not been the silver bullet most hoped for.

Economic Report

Why is the euro crisis not ending? (part 2)

In part 2, we propose a number of steps the European policymakers can take in order to end the crisis. All it takes is a little bit of imagination and a lot of willingness.