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Country Report

Country Report Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia’s economy is recovering slightly with the help of IMF support and real GDP growth is expected to be positive again in 2013. However, Croatia’s EU accession and the lack of structural reforms negatively affect Bosnia’s economic outlook.

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Country Report Brazil

The recent mass protests show that Brazil’s middle class has become more vocal in its demands for better public services. Meanwhile, economic growth has continued to disappoint.

Economic Report

The Argentine Crisis 2001/2002

In the late 1990s, Argentina’s currency peg to the US dollar, pro-cyclical fiscal policies and extensive foreign borrowing left the country unable to deal with economic shocks. This led to a severe currency, sovereign debt and banking crisis.

Special Dutch version

Why the eurozone needs stronger institutions

The institutional design of the eurozone has undergone a rapid change since the emergence of the European debt crisis. This study details the institutional measures implemented in terms of fiscal, financial and economic integration.

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Country Report Kuwait

The new parliament has an opportunity to push through economic reforms if it can control the traditionally high tensions with the government. Major challenges to boost the country’s important oil-sector remain..

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Country Report Uzbekistan

Economic growth in Uzbekistan is expected to remain strong in coming years. Political tensions have increased over the lingering uncertainty concerning the succession of President Karimov.

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Country Report Mauritius

The economy of Mauritius, an offshore financial centre in the Indian Ocean, suffered from the turmoil in Europe. Still, the government found the room for significant fiscal consolidation.

Economic Update

United Kingdom: consumers benefiting from rising asset prices

The recent batch of positive data suggests that the risks to our growth forecast are tilted to the upside. The strengthening job market, receding uncertainty, rising asset prices and looser credit conditions are pushing up sentiment.

Economic Update

Belgium: a bumpy road to recovery

In 13Q2, GDP growth turned positive after stagnation in 13Q1. Going forward, the recovery is expected to continue, but at a fairly slow pace and subject to downside risks. Robust labour market recovery is not expected before the end of the year.

Economic Update

France: improving conditions

France might be able to prevent another GDP contraction in 13Q2. This expectation is based on better-than-expected household consumption and industrial production figures. Overall, we take note of an unexpected improvement of economic conditions.