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Country Report Paraguay

Paraguay has posted a very high economic growth rate in 2010, thanks to rapid growth of exports of soybeans and meat. However, the economic structure of the country remains weak, in particular through the strong dependence on agricultural export products.

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Country Report Romania

The fragile political stability is currently the main weakness of Romania. Although the cabinet survived three votes of no-confidence last year, dissatisfaction also within the coalition over the harsh austerity measures is rising.

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Country Report Bulgaria

Economic recovery in Bulgaria was weak in 2010 (-0.1%), largely because domestic demand and investment were suppressed by higher unemployment and still tight credit conditions. For 2011 and 2012, a slow recovery is expected to around 2.5% and 3.5%, respectively.

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Country Report Azerbaijan

After Azerbaijan managed to post strong growth in 2009, slow growth in oil and gas output will constrain GDP growth to between 3 and 4 percent in the coming years.

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Country Profile The Netherlands

This booklet provides the reader with relevant background information about Dutch history, demographics and economic structure. Furthermore, an overview is given of the main economic challenges facing the Dutch economy. Taken together, the information offers a bird’s-eye view on the Netherlands.

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Country Report Russia

Russia’s oil and gas dependent economy has started to recover slowly from the sharp downturn in 2009, with real GDP growth estimated at 4.2% and 4% in the next two years.

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Taiwan (Country report)

The island of Taiwan has a dynamic, capitalist economy which has sharply rebounded from the effects of the global financial crisis. Economic activity will expand by over 9% yoy in 2010, a large improvement from the 1.9% contraction in 2009.

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Maldives (Country report)

A structural country risk the Maldives are facing is climate change. If the sea level rises only by a couple of meters, the majority of the Maldives will be submerged. The political situation is very unstable, as the opposition and the ruling party are frequently at loggerheads hindering any progress on reforms.

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Angola (Country report)

Angola’s economic performance is almost completely determined by the global demand for oil. In fact, oil related taxes amount to 90% of total taxes. It is therefore not surprising that Angola’s economy took a hit when oil prices dropped dramatically as a result of the global recession

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Cyprus (Country report)

Cyprus has performed relatively well in the face of the global recession. Although it especially suffered from reduced foreign demand, growth is expected to pick up, albeit slowly.

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Ghana (Country update)

The large macroeconomic imbalances with which Ghana entered the global financial crisis have narrowed recently. However, there are still sizeable vulnerabilities.

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Country Report Morocco

Morocco’s stable growth and banking sector, despite the global crisis, mark the county’s present relatively sound economic state.

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Morocco (Country report)

Morocco’s stable growth and banking sector, despite the global crisis, mark the county’s present relatively sound economic state.