RaboResearch - Economic Research

Country Report

Belgium: recovery at a snail's pace

The centre-right government has successfully implemented several policy measures to improve Belgian price competitiveness. High public debt, inflation and security issues are the most prominent downward risks for a stable economic recovery.

Country Report

Ireland: The Celtic Tiger is back

Ireland posted very strong growth of 7.8% last year which supports deleveraging and house prices but asset quality of banks remains poor and could hurt banks and the government in the future. As possibly worst affected, Ireland is closely following the Brexit debate.

Country Report

Germany: stable economic growth with challenges ahead

The German economy performs well on the back of a competitive export sector and is rebalancing towards domestic demand, driven by a strong labour market. The recent surge in immigration poses a significant challenge for the German economy.

Economic Comment

Waar is de paniek op de financiële markten? (Dutch)

De rust lijkt wedergekeerd op de financiële markten maar onduidelijk is waarom. Met het komende Brexit-referendum, de Griekse schuldonderhandelingen en mogelijk vervolg van de vluchtelingencrisis kan de onrust op financiële markten zo weer terug zijn.