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Economic Quarterly Report

Focus: The grass is greener to the East

As a result of its open character, the Dutch economy fluctuates along with the international economic cycle. The Netherlands is now again in recession, while GDP in Germany continues to grow. Is the grass greener in the East?

Economic Quarterly Report

Netherlands: Uncertainty continues

Dutch citizens are again facing a package of unprecedented spending cuts and increases in tax and social insurance contributions, at least by Dutch standards. The Spring Agreement should be seen as the start of further budgetary consolidation.

Economic Update

Economic Update The Netherlands

In the first three months of 2012 the Dutch economy contracted for the third consecutive quarter. Thus the Netherlands is still in recession. Consumption remains low, held back by tax increases and cutbacks combined with low consumer confidence.