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Economic Comment Dutch version

Recent developments in Greece

In the past months, the tensions between Greece and its creditors have grown and so has the risk of a Greek exit from the eurozone. It is only recently that the Greek government seems willing to give in to the tough demands of Europe in return for financial support. Yet it is far from clear when the crisis will be defused and what exactly this will entail.

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

Griekenland zegt 'oxi'! (Dutch)

Zondag 5 juli stemden de Grieken in het referendum in ruime meerderheid ‘oxi’ (neen). Wij zien nauwelijks ruimte om tot een akkoord te komen over een derde steunpakket voor Griekenland en achten een Grexit nu het meest waarschijnlijke scenario.

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Greek state of play

After the negotiations between Greece and the institutions were discontinued on Saturday, all eyes are on Greece. With no exposure of Eurozone banks and new mechanisms in place at the European aimed to prevent contagion we do not foresee major contagion events in the event of a Greek default.

Special

Negatieve rente? De ene rente is de andere niet (Dutch)

Het ECB beleid leidt tot lage en soms negatieve rentes in geldmarkten, op staatsleningen en op sommige bancaire producten. In het bankwezen staat de rentemarge onder druk; spaarrentes kunnen slechts beperkt omlaag, terwijl leenrentes verder dalen.

Economic Comment

Eurozone eindelijk aan de bal (Dutch)

Terwijl de groei en export in de eurozone aantrekt, is er in het VK en de VS sprake van een afzwakking van de groei en export. Mogelijk is dit verschil te wijten aan de kwantitatieve verruiming van de ECB al spelen er ook andere factoren.

Economic Report Dutch version

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.