RaboResearch - Economic Research

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Netherlands beyond GDP: A Wellbeing Index

Rabobank, in cooperation with Utrecht University, has developed a new broad wellbeing index. In this working paper the motivation for the development of a new wellbeing indicator is given. Subsequently the methodology is explained and finally the results are discussed.

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The voice of Italy

Sunday 4 December, Italians will vote on a constitutional reform that should support policymaking in Italy. Yet the reform is not without downsides. The suggestion that a 'No'-vote would put Italy on a path towards leaving the Eurozone is wrong.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly Dutch version

Dutch housing market continues to gain momentum

Confidence among Dutch households in the market for owner-occupied homes is and remains high. We are anticipating a rise to around 230,000 sales a year, and as regards the house price we anticipate an average annual rise of 5% for 2016 and 2017.

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EU exit contagion risk

In this Special we focus on political exit contagion risk of ‘Brexit’ to other EU countries. We look at the current political landscape in the EU and the rising trend of Euroscepticism. Although we still consider a repeat of ‘Brexit’ more unlikely than likely in all member states, some countries are certainly worth watching in the year ahead.

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Latin America: FX, risk, carry and central banks

Latin American currencies remain at the mercy of external factors and in particular global liquidity and central bank policy. And that is unlikely to change in the coming year.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly Dutch version

Dutch housing market: more sales and higher prices

The Dutch house price and the number of transactions will continue to rise during the coming quarters. Growing purchasing power, rising employment, improving affordability and falling interest rates are the most positive factors.