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Economic Comment

Eurozone growth accelerates in the first quarter of 2019

Eurozone economy grew by 0.4% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2019. Domestic demand in the Eurozone is expected to be the main driver as external demand was weak. Italy climbed out of recession in the first quarter of 2019, while Spain remains the Eurozone’s bright star.

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Veertig kwartalen later (Dutch)

Een terugblik biedt zicht op de omvang van het welvaartsverlies van de grote financiële crisis. De lessen van toen én regelmatige economische ramingen helpen om tekenen van een volgende crisis tijdig te herkennen.

Economic Comment

Italy’s political crisis continues

The short-term economic impact of the current political turmoil is limited. Italy will likely keep the Euro, but a government with Five Star and the League could severely damage debt sustainability and longer term growth prospects.