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Country Report Ecuador

Ecuador’s return to the international capital markets improved its liquidity. But, the external position remains weak. The interventionist and nationalist tendencies of the Correa government continue.

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Regionale variatie in Europa (Dutch)

De ene regio in Europa heeft een veel hoger BRP dan de andere. In de meeste staten speelt het verschil tussen stad en land daarbij een rol. In Nederland draait het vooral om gas. Verschil in BRP per inwoner leidt hier en daar tot separatisme.

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Van groei naar vooruitgang (Dutch)

Wij definiëren vooruitgang, welvaart, als een stijging van het BBP-volume. Dit is eigenlijk pas iets van de laatste zeventig jaar. En steeds meer komt het besef dat deze definitie niet aansluit bij het ervaren gevoel van vooruitgang.

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Country Report Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s economic and political situation remains tense, as yet another government stepped down, the local financial system was shaken by organised bank runs, and bilateral relations with Russia soured markedly due to the halt of construction of the South Stream pipeline.

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Country Report Algeria

Algeria’s social situation remains stable as President Bouteflika was elected for his fourth term in office. The government presented a new five-year plan that once more aims to diversify the economy away from the hydrocarbon sector.

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Country Report Qatar

Qatar’s economy is likely to expand by a robust 6% in 2014, although it remains highly dependent on the hydrocarbon sector. Moreover, tensions with its GCC neighbours remain a challenge for Qatar given its ambition as an international peace broker.

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Prosperity in the new economic reality

Economic growth, as measured by GDP, is wrongly considered to be the most relevant measure of progress. A society less focused on economic growth would be a desirable development for a number of reasons.

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Outlook 2015

In the Outlook publication, Rabobank presents her yearly economic predictions for the coming year. The macroeconomic ‘Outlook 2015’ is published alongside the Thematic booklet ‘Prosperity in the new economic reality’.

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Kunnen we zonder economische groei? (Dutch)

Vooruitgang gaat om meer dan steeds meer spullen en diensten produceren. Toch lukt het tot op de dag van vandaag niet om van de groeiverslaving af te komen. Dit heeft erg te maken met hoe we nu de maatschappij hebben ingericht.

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Country Report Egypt

Domestic stability in Egypt has improved markedly and the economy is showing timid signs of recovery. The government has engaged in bold reforms and generous aid from the GCC countries gives Egypt the financial space to gradually implement them.