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Country Report

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.

Country Report

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.

Economic Quarterly Report

Een Azië-crisis in Oost-Europa? (Dutch)

De financiële crisis, die zich sinds 2007 over de wereld verspreidt, gaat ook aan Oost-Europa niet ongemerkt voorbij. In veel opzichten doet de situatie in Oost- Europa denken aan het begin van de Azië-crisis in 1997. In de afgelopen tien jaar is de Oost-Europese economie sterk gegroeid, vooral door de instroom van buitenlands kapitaal en de export.

Economic Quarterly Report Dutch version

The CIS countries: another ‘Africa’?

While Europe is being dragged into the Greek tragedy, the former Soviet Union is facing completely different challenges. In this article we compare this region with Africa and conclude that there are some striking resemblances.

Economic Quarterly Report

Japan: Economisch herstel verbreedt zich (Dutch)

Het Amerikaanse herstel en een sterk Aziatisch groeimomentum trokken de Japanse economie vlot. Zij groeide met 4,2% in het laatste kwartaal van 2009 en met 4,9% in het eerste kwartaal van 2010 (k-o-k, seizoensgecorrigeerd en geannualiseerd).

Economic Report

India looking East

India has never been a big player in international trade. Nevertheless, over the past twenty years, the country has developed its trade relations. India started in 1991 with its ‘Look East’ policy, trying to gain better access to regional markets in Asia.

Economic Quarterly Report

Goud aan eind van de regenboog? (Dutch)

Wanneer wordt China een volwassen economie? In de afgelopen decennia heeft het land een sterke ontwikkeling doorgemaakt door een grotere inzet van arbeid en het langzaam openstellen van de grenzen.

Country Report

Malaysia (Country report)

The global recession in 2009 hit Malaysia via the trade channel. The highly export dependent economy experienced a steep decline in external demand for its export products last year.

Country Report

Sri Lanka (Country report)

The end of the civil war has boosted long-term economic prospects for Sri Lanka. The economy is expected to grow over 6% in 2010. However, the humanitarian situation remains poor since the government has failed to address the grievances of the Tamil minority.

Economic Report

India's capital account: open sesame

For India, the debate to fully open the capital account is a long-standing one. This Special Report elaborates on why India needs foreign capital and demonstrates that the country has already been gradually opening the capital account. This has led to India being in fact more open than meets the eye, but still has a long way to go.

Economic Quarterly Report

Blik op de BRIC (Dutch)

De indrukwekkende expansie die de Chinese economie doormaakt sinds Deng Xiaoping in 1978 de eerste hervormingen doorvoerde lijkt onstuitbaar te zijn geworden.