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Economic Report

Argentina, ten years on

24 December 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of Argentina’s dramatic sovereign default. Ten years later, it seems that Argentina is in a much healthier state. We explain what is behind this 'miracle' and conclude that the boom is coming to an end.

Economic Update Dutch version

Country Update the Netherlands

In the third quarter of 2011, the size of the economy declined. The net contribution from trade was positive, but this engine was not strong enough to drive the entire economy into the positive territory.

Economic Update Dutch version

Country Update Belgium

Almost one-and-a-half year after the elections there has finally been a political breakthrough. With the announcement of harsh austerity measures in 2012 the new government hopes to reduce the budget deficit and thereby to regain market trust.

Economic Update Dutch version

Country Update Italy

The Prime Minister of Italy, Mario Monti, faces the difficult task of lowering the budget deficit and enacting structural reforms while the economy is falling back into recession. Under the motto Save Italy, the first set of measures has been passed.

Economic Update Dutch version

Country Update Germany

Germany’s 11Q3 growth (+0.5% q-o-q) testifies to the country’s economic resilience. Private consumption was the biggest contributor to GDP growth, partly due to the disappointing performance in 11Q2.

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.

Country Report

Rwanda (Country report)

With modest inflation and a stable currency, the prospects for Rwanda’s economy remain favorable. However, social unrest could arise resulting from the authoritarian regime of president Kagame.

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.

Economic Report

Risk of financial repression in the West

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 financial repression in the West.