RaboResearch - Economic Research

Country Report

Indonesia (Country report)

Based on strong economic growth, solid public finances and a balanced current account, Indonesia's star has been rising. However, Indonesia's structural problems are still large and progress is slow.

Country Report

Russia (Country report)

De terugkeer van Vladimir Putin als president wordt gekenmerkt door controverse en massale straatprotesten. Ondertussen zal de economie met 3.7% groeien in 2012, maar blijft het te afhankelijk van de olie- en gassector.

Economic Report

Germany and further EU integration

Elections in Germany in 2013 might result in a stable and EU-friendly grand coalition. However, recent appeals against the ESM ratification suggest that politicians will be constrained by legal boundaries regarding further EU integration.

Economic Report

Retail and investment banking

In this study we analyse the feasibility of Dutch implementation of the British (Vickers) and American (Volcker) proposals for separating retail and investment banking or a ban on proprietary trading, respectively.

Economic Report

Fiscal Compact zal crisis niet voorkomen (Dutch)

Met het 'Fiscal Compact' wordt het streven naar een structureel begrotingsevenwicht in nationale wetgeving verankerd. Dit is verstandig, maar niet voldoende om financiële crises in de toekomst te voorkomen.

Country Report

Colombia (Country update)

Colombia's economy grew by 4.7% in the first quarter of 2012. An attack on former Interior Minister Fernando Londoño highlighted that security problems are still large in Colombia, although a return the violence seen earlier seems very unlikely.