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Economic Update

Recession virtually certain

It is virtually certain that the Dutch economy slid into recession in the second half of last year - only two years after the last recession in the second quarter of 2009. This sluggish economic performance has many negative consequences.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly

The Dutch existing homes market is still showing no sign of recovery. In the fourth quarter of 2011 prices continued to drop and fewer houses changed hands. This picture is not expected to change appreciably in the coming quarters.

Economic Comment

Dutch pension cuts imminent (Macro Comment)

Three of the largest Dutch pension funds have recently announced that pay-out cuts are imminent. The reasons are insufficient recovery of financial markets, low interest rates and increasing life expectancy.