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Southern Europe and Ireland the long road

Every summit held by EU leaders over the past two years has created an atmosphere of hope regarding a permanent solution to the European debt issues. Unfortunately, every one of those summits had a disappointing outcome. However, it is hardly surprising that the crisis cannot be solved in the short term, let alone in one go.

Economic Report

Consequences financial transaction tax

The financial crisis has led to increased interest in a financial transaction tax (FTT). However, such a tax has been the subject of controversy for decades. This Special Report looks at the expected effects of a FTT.

Economic Report

Emerging Europe: caught without an umbrella

Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries are rapidly becoming the first casualties in the euro zone’s war on debt. How is the eurozone crisis affecting or could come to affect the economic stability of CEE?

Economic Report

The Great Uncertainty (compilation)

This article is the introduction of a series of Special Reports that discuss the downside risks to the global economic outlook, as presented in Rabobank Outlook 2012.

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Outlook 2012 (full report)

In 2011, we have seen a sluggish continuation of last year's weak recovery from the Great Recession. There are now, however, indications that the economy is once again heading towards a considerable slowdown in growth.

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Worse before it gets better

We have never actually exited the financial crisis. The problem simply shifted from consumers' assets to the banks balance sheets and ultimately landed on governments’ laps, which in Europe are currently attempting to transfer it to a supranational level.

Economic Report

Risk of eurozone break-up

This article is part of a series of Special Reports that discuss the downside risks to the global economic outlook. In this piece, we take a closer look at the risk of eurozone facing a wave of sovereign defaults or even completely breaking up.

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Do we need a new sheriff in town? (Dutch)

Door een sterke neiging naar begrotingstekorten waren de overheidsfinanciën in veel ontwikkelde economieën al voor de crisis verslechterd. Overheden kunnen dit probleem aanpakken door het begrotingsbeleid uit te besteden aan een onafhankelijke raad.

Economic Report

Eurotob, eurotop of euroflop? (Dutch)

De beoogde allesomvattende oplossing werd een veelomvattend raamwerk op de Eurotop van 26 oktober. Europa zette daarmee stappen in de juiste richting, al moeten er nog veel belangrijke open punten worden uitgewerkt en ingevuld de komende weken.

Economic Report

Coöperatieve banken in de ‘spotlights’ (Dutch)

Het jaar 2012 is door de Verenigde Naties uitgeroepen tot het Internationale Jaar van de Coöperatie. Daarom staan wij in dit Themabericht stil bij de Europese coöperatieve banken. Wat kenmerkt deze banken? En hoe presteren zij in deze tijd van financiële instabiliteit en economische tegenwind?

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It's more than the economy stupid! (Dutch)

Geld maakt slechts beperkt gelukkig. In de westerse wereld zijn andere zaken veel belangrijker. Het beleid moet dan ook niet gericht zijn op economische groei, maar op het vergroten van het welzijn van mensen.