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The start of a Dutch consumer recovery?

Dutch households withdrew €1.2 billion from savings accounts in October and November 2009. Does this mean that consumers are ready to increase spending? Or is this money merely meant to cover income losses?

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly Dutch version

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly

The negative spiral afflicting the housing market for some time appears to be broken, and the housing market is stabilising. After a sharp decline in transactions from autumn 2008, the past half year has shown signs of a slight rebound.