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Economic Update Dutch version

Country Update Italy

After two quarters of contraction and stagnation, industrial production grew again in the second quarter of this year. But sentiment indicators suggest that this growth revival may be shortlived.

Economic Update Dutch version

Country Update the Netherlands

The economic slowdown means nothing more than a soft landing for the Dutch economy. In the fourth quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of 2011 real economic growth averaged 2.6% on the year before, well above the long-term trend growth of around 2%.

Economic Update Dutch version

Country Update Belgium

After a strong 11H1 we expect growth to slow down in the coming quarters. As the growth of world trade is expected to weaken going forward, Belgium’s GDP growth in 11H2 will be weaker than in recent quarters.

Economic Update Dutch version

Country Update Germany

Various leading indicators suggest that Germany’s growth has hit a soft patch, much like the rest of the world. This is primarily due to weaker global demand.

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Verdeeld gaan we ten onder (Dutch)

Mijn verbazing over de Europese politiek kon niet meer tot grotere hoogte worden opgedreven. Dat dacht ik ten minste. De Finnen hebben bij de Grieken garanties bedongen voor hun aandeel in het tweede Europese reddingspakket.

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Pension Rollercoaster

The fragile recovery of the funding ratio of the Dutch pension funds in the aftermath of the credit crisis has already been thwarted. The financial position of pension funds are deteriorating rapidly.

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Always look on the bright side of life! (Dutch)

Nu politici worstelen met staatsschuldencrises in het Westen, het economisch herstel na de crisis vertraagt en het vertrouwen van zowel consumenten als producenten in de economische ontwikkelingen wegzakt, wordt het tijd voor wat relativering van het economisch nieuws.