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Economic Quarterly Report

The Netherlands: No surprises

While the economy still appeared to be firing on all cylinders in the first quarter of 2011, by the second quarter the increase in economic activity had stagnated all but completely. The Dutch economy grew by only 0.1% on a quarterly basis, a rate that nevertheless did not come as a surprise

Economic Quarterly Report

Focus: The Arab spring

It's a compelling tale. With wave after wave of protests sweeping through country after country, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) finally appear ready for a democratic, peaceful future. The truth is – obviously – more complicated.

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European balance sheet repairs

We expect only a moderate continuation of the economic recovery for Europe as a whole this year, not least as a result of the efforts to reduce deficits since the crisis in the European periphery.

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The Netherlands: Who will take over the driver’s seat?

After contracting sharply by 3.9% in 2009, the Dutch economy grew in real terms by 1.7% in 2010.While the recovery has so far been driven primarily by exports, the Netherlands will not be able to count on as much growth from abroad in the years ahead.

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United Kingdom: economic snowdown

The economic recovery remains sluggish. Households are facing major headwinds and the export outlook remains uncertain. Yet, the government still plans to go ahead with its consolidation measures while hoping for the best.