RaboResearch - Economic Research

Economic Report

The eurozone crisis - where are we right now?

The peripheral countries are at very different stages of economic recovery and rebalancing. Growth has returned and private and public balances have improved. Unemployment and public debt levels remain high, whilst part of the rebalancing may just be cyclical.

Economic Report Dutch version

From Grexit to Agree(k)ment

On 12 July, European leaders reached agreement as a basis to start negotiations on a third support package for Greece. This is under the condition that the Greek parliament accepts the proposal ultimately on Wednesday, after which parliaments in several other member countries have to give their mandate for starting the actual negotiations about the support package.

Economic Report

Pre-referendum Greece: a road map for the months ahead

The referendum this Sunday will not end uncertainty over Greek saga, also not in case of the most favourable outcome. As such it is unthinkable that Greek banks are reopened on Tuesday. We provide three scenario’s on what to expect in the next months.

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Regional outlook Europe

This regional study on Europe focuses on the economic outlook and risks for the entire region, but also on the differences between countries within the area. The purpose of the study is to both benchmark European countries on economic developments and fundamentals and to create a comprehensive view on where Europe’s economies are heading.

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Europe’s (public) debt challenge

Private and public sector debt is high in many European countries. Public debt challenges seem to be the greatest in Southern European countries, Croatia and Hungary; and lowest in the Nordics and Baltics. Some Western European countries face quite substantial public debt sustainability challenges.

Country Report

Country report Italy

Italy’s economy shrank again in 2014, and is expected to only recover slowly. Political stability has improved a bit and the government’s reform agenda is promising. Some major reforms have already been achieved, but progress is and will remain slow.

Country Report

Country report Singapore

Strong institutions and policymaking support (potential) GDP growth, while the country’s small size and ageing pose challenges. Healthy balance sheets and a solid international creditor position reduce Singapore’s susceptibility to (global) shocks.