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The Return of Sovereign Risk in the Industrialised World

The severe deterioration of asset quality in late 2007 marked the opening act of the financial crisis. A drop in global economic activity during 2008 and early 2009 was next. A wave of sovereign defaults in the industrialised world is step three.

Economic Comment

Is the G20 making an undesirable U-turn?

The finance ministers of the G20 have called for an end to expansionary fiscal policies in their latest communiqué. This can prove costly while households and firms are still busy repairing their balance sheets and facing massive headwinds.


Griekenland aan de Noordzee (Dutch)

Nederland wordt gezien als een safe haven, getuige de vlucht van Zuid-Europese naar Noord-Europese staatsobligaties. Maar blijft dit zo? Onze conclusie is dat de kans op Griekenland aan de Noordzee voor wat Nederland betreft wel heel erg ver weg is.