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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.


Oude zorgen in het nieuwe jaar (Dutch)

De Europese beurzen kenden een turbulente start van 2011. Na een degelijke openingsweek tikte de Amsterdamse AEX-index de afgelopen week het niveau van de jaaropening van 3 januari weer aan. Reden was de zorg in de markten over de Portugese overheidsfinanciën en de vraag of Portugal binnenkort niet ook aan de Europese noodhulp zou moeten.