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Economic Quarterly Report

Economisch Kwartaalbericht - juni 2009 (Dutch)

Economisch analisten en financiële markten zijn in de ban van ‘groene loten’, de eerste tekenen van bloei die we de afgelopen maanden in verschillende economieën mochten optekenen.

Economic Report

China: 6.5% is 3.5%, really!

The Chinese government publish consistently higher growth figures during economic downturns in the hope of maintaining social stability. Hence, we expect a growth figure close to 6.5% yoy for 2009, while the true figure will be closer to 3.5%.

Economic Report

India's capital account: open sesame

For India, the debate to fully open the capital account is a long-standing one. This Special Report elaborates on why India needs foreign capital and demonstrates that the country has already been gradually opening the capital account. This has led to India being in fact more open than meets the eye, but still has a long way to go.

Economic Quarterly Report

Economisch Kwartaalbericht - maart 2009 (Dutch)

De wereldeconomie bevindt zich in recessie. De Amerikaanse economie maakt extreem moeilijke tijden mee en sleurt de rest van de wereld in haar kielzog mee. Nergens in de wereld is nog een krachtige groeipool te vinden. Er moet dan ook worden gevreesd dat de huidige mondiale recessie relatief lang en diep zal uitvallen.

Special Dutch version

Make the euro stronger

The euro is under pressure. Following a strong surge, the European currency has lost terrain against the dollar again. It is therefore time to strengthen the European currency institutionally.

Economic Report

Remittances: A source running dry?

The effect of the current economic slowdown on remittances is still unknown. Common sense would suggest that all countries with a high reliance on remittances from workers abroad would now be in serious trouble. However, several scientific studies have shown that remittance flows were relatively unaffected.

Economic Report

Kredietcrisis: The sequel (Dutch)

Een jaar na het begin van de kredietcrisis is De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) nog altijd somber over de mondiale condities voor financiële stabiliteit. Dat schrijft zij in september in haar jongste Overzicht Financiële Stabiliteit in Nederland (OFS).