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Economic Quarterly Report Dutch version

Dutch economic boom to continue

The Dutch economy will grow by 3.1% in 2018 and by 2.5% in 2019. The global recovery boosts exports and a number of countries offer investment and trade opportunities for Dutch firms. Simultaneously, geopolitical events could have a major impact.

Economic Quarterly Report

Rente en valuta: voorzichtig omhoog kijken (Dutch)

Na de stevige turbulentie eind januari/begin februari zijn de financiële markten weer wat tot rust gekomen. De Fed gaat door met renteverhogingen en de ECB zet voorzichtige stappen naar de afbouw van haar ruime monetaire beleid.


Is a US trade war imminent?

Trump’s protectionist steel decision increases the risk of a trade war. But a full scale trade war would hurt the US economy even more than China and the EU.

Economic Update

Italy: elections unlikely to hamper economic recovery

Italians are very upbeat and don’t seem to worry about the upcoming elections. The short-term economic outlook is quite rosy. We expect the next government won’t endanger the recovery, but at the same time won’t improve the weak long-term outlook either.