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Economic Report

Overview of options for the housing market

This document maps out the effects of the respective election platforms for the economy as published by the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. We conclude with our view of the likely and most desirable outcome of the coalition talks.

Economic Report

A realistic discount rate

Dutch Minister Kamp of Social Affairs recently announced plans to artificially increase the discount rate used by pension funds to value their liabilities. This Special Report looks at the desirability of the proposed changes.

Economic Quarterly Report

The Netherlands: Towards the elections

The Dutch economy has not yet managed to escape the mire, and faces rising unemployment, shrinking consumption, falling house prices and a lack of business investment. The coming months will be decisive in several respects.

Economic Update

Economic Update the Netherlands

In the second quarter, the Dutch economy grew by 0.2% compared to the previous quarter. The Dutch economy continued to depend on international trade, while the domestic demand remained very weak.