RaboResearch - Economic Research

Economic Report

Euro crisis: institutional tug-of-war

The Economic and Monetary Union still lacks a credible crisis mechanism. The current ECB approach provides only a temporary solution. A permanent solution most likely requires muddling through for some time yet.

Economic Quarterly Report

Recovery Western economies remains slow

After a slowing of growth in 2012, growth in the global economy will pick up slightly next year. The recovery from the recession in 2008/2009 will however be extremely slow in Europe, the US and also Japan.

Economic Quarterly Report

Global Economic Outlook: Growth differences

In many regions, real GDP growth slowed in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter. Sentiment indicators moreover as yet show no sign of an improvement. We are forecasting only a slight acceleration for next year to 3¾%.

Economic Update

Economic Update Belgium

Several indicators pointed to a mild GDP contraction in 12Q2, but the actual shrinkage was larger than expected. The weak investment climate and low sentiment levels of both consumers and producers do not bode well for a recovery in the short term.

Economic Update

Economic Update Spain

Austerity measures are clearly having an adverse effect on economic activity. After a relatively modest pace of contraction in the first half of the year, we expect the pace of decline in economic activity to pick up in the second half.

Economic Update

Economic Update Emerging Markets

Emerging markets worldwide are affected by the economic fallout of the eurozone crisis and lackluster performance elsewhere. Some are still beating this trend, though, while the economic clouds in Mexico and Poland have silver linings.