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Haagse dommigheid (Dutch)

Terwijl de bewijzen zich opstapelen voor het gegeven dat het feitelijke tekort van de overheid niet het belangrijkste kengetal is voor de gezondheid van de overheidsfinanciën, blijven politici in Den Haag zich blindstaren op 3%. Ik snap dit niet.

Country Report

Country Report Egypt

The political stalemate in Egypt pushes the downtrodden economy further into the abyss. However, Egypt is expected to muddle through until the elections, but the downside risks are high.

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Dal in zicht (Dutch)

Een vraag die menigeen bezighoudt, is of na de piek van 2008 het dal in de huizenprijzen al in zicht is? De prijzen voor woningen zijn op dit moment in ons land vanuit historisch perspectief laag en dat betekent mogelijk dat het dal in zicht is.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly June 2013

The bottom of the Dutch owner-occupied housing market is in sight. The fall in house sales has virtually come to a halt and price declines have also slowed. We expect this development to continue and that house prices may stabilise as well in 2014.

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Bubbels en fundamenten (Dutch)

Een klassiek onderwerp: de ontwikkeling van de huizenprijzen. Nu kunt u natuurlijk van mij verwachten dat ik zeg dat we in Nederland geen bubbel hebben (gehad) in de woningprijzen. En inderdaad. Ik wil u niet teleurstellen.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly

Kwartaalbericht Woningmarkt juni 2013 (Dutch)

De bodem van de Nederlandse koopwoningmarkt is in zicht. De daling van de woningverkopen is vrijwel tot stilstand gekomen en ook het tempo van de prijsdalingen is afgezwakt. Mogelijk stabiliseren de woningprijzen in 2014.

Country Report

Country Report Nicaragua

Nicaragua has a weak political and economic structure, as well as a low standard of living. Economic growth has been quite strong in recent years. Nicaragua’s heavy reliance on support Venezuela is a big vulnerability.

Country Report

Country Report Suriname

The Surinam economy has grown relatively rapidly recently. The country has a current account surplus and government debt is low at 20% of GDP. Shortcomings are weak external relations, weak institutions and a narrow economic base.

Country Report

Country Report Mexico

Important sectors of the Mexican economy are characterized by a low level of competition. Positive in this respect is that new President Peña Nieto intends to reform these markets with the help of the opposition.

Country Report

Country Report Peru

Investment in large mining projects is likely to continue in Peru, although an escalation in the conflict with local communities could hurt the investment climate. A U-turn in his energy policies has dented the popularity of President Humala.

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Doe het op z'n Amerikaans (Dutch)

Het Europese economische herstel wil maar niet overtuigend van de grond. Beleidsmakers zitten met de handen in het haar. Het bedrijfsleven maakt zich grote zorgen over zowel de schrale economische vooruitzichten als de beperkte toegang tot krediet.

Economic Update

Economic Update United Kingdom

The recent batch of positive data suggest that the recovery has arrived. The recent pick up of sentiment and loosening of financial conditions suggest that activity will slowly gather pace in the coming months. But the growth outlook remains weak.

Country Report

Country Report Botswana

Botswana’s economy remains largely dependent on diamond mining. As a result of weak external demand for diamonds, economic growth has slowed down last year. The fiscal position improved substantially and the budget is now recording a small surplus.

Country Report

Country Report Tunisia

Political polarization and an upsurge in radicalization make stability maintenance a challenge for Tunisia, while its realization is essential for a recovery of the economy and for restoring the increasing external and fiscal imbalances.

Country Report

Country Report Morocco

The popular Moroccan king maintains political stability, but the macroeconomic imbalances are aggravating as long as reforming the excessive subsidy bill is staved off.