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Country Report New Zealand

Economic growth is slowly decelerating in New Zealand due to prolonged low commodity prices. Low milk prices put a strain on the dairy sector. Meanwhile, the RBNZ in general softened its LTV restrictions, but tightened it for the Auckland area.

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Recent developments in Greece

In the past months, the tensions between Greece and its creditors have grown and so has the risk of a Greek exit from the eurozone. It is only recently that the Greek government seems willing to give in to the tough demands of Europe in return for financial support. Yet it is far from clear when the crisis will be defused and what exactly this will entail.

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From Grexit to Agree(k)ment

On 12 July, European leaders reached agreement as a basis to start negotiations on a third support package for Greece. This is under the condition that the Greek parliament accepts the proposal ultimately on Wednesday, after which parliaments in several other member countries have to give their mandate for starting the actual negotiations about the support package.

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Ongoing positive momentum of Dutch housing market

The latest figures from the Dutch Association of Real Estate Brokers (the NVM) are positive. Both the number of purchase contracts and the median house price rose relatively strongly in the second quarter of this year. The outlook is positive.

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Country Report Russia

Russia’s economy is forecasted to shrink by around 4% in 2015, on the back of lower oil prices and imposed sanctions. The outlook also remains bleak due to low investor confidence and a tightening of the government’s control over the country.

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Pre-referendum Greece: a road map for the months ahead

The referendum this Sunday will not end uncertainty over Greek saga, also not in case of the most favourable outcome. As such it is unthinkable that Greek banks are reopened on Tuesday. We provide three scenario’s on what to expect in the next months.