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In de gevarenzone (Dutch)

Na Griekenland staat nu Ierland volop in de schijnwerpers. En in de coulissen staan Portugal en Spanje al te wachten. We hebben het over de landen in de eurozone die hun zaakjes verregaand niet op orde hebben en daar nu de prijs voor betalen.

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Country Report Russia

Russia’s oil and gas dependent economy has started to recover slowly from the sharp downturn in 2009, with real GDP growth estimated at 4.2% and 4% in the next two years.

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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.

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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.

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Fifa wint het van de belastingbetaler (Dutch)

Grote sportevenementen roepen hevige positieve emoties op, vooral bij liefhebbers van grote sportevenementen dus. Iedere keer als ons land een EK, WK of de Olympische Spelen wil binnenhalen, wordt dat dan geflankeerd met zeer enthousiaste verhalen.

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Breaking up the eurozone

This paper deals with the question whether or not it is a good idea to break up the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU or eurozone).