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Economic Report

Argentijnse lessen voor Griekenland (Dutch)

Een vergelijking tussen Griekenland anno nu en Argentinië in 2002 levert op dat een euro-exit voor Griekenland op de meeste terreinen veel grotere gevolgen zal hebben dan het loslaten van de dollar-koppeling had voor Argentinië.

Country Report

Country Update Macedonia

Macedonia is a small, Balkan country, which aims to become a EU candidate next year or so. Its external position is weak and unemployment is a huge issue. Remittances are the lifeline of the country, which, unfortunately, partly come from Greece.

Country Report

Philippines (Country report)

The Philippine economy impresses as it continues to perform well amid a struggling global market. While strong headwinds from the country's main trading partners are likely to persist, a pickup in government spending will help mitigate the effects.

Country Report

Country Update Tunisia

Violent protests and strikes continue in Tunisia and will result in low GDP growth in 2012. Meanwhile, continued unrest will further aggravate the growing external and fiscal imbalances.

Country Report

Thailand (Country update)

The government of Thailand faces some challenging times: recovery of widespread flooding in 2011 and rising political tensions. All of this against the background of a weakening global outlook.

Country Report

Nicaragua (Country Report)

Benefitting from strong foreign direct investments, Nicaragua's economy posted 4.7% economic growth last year. Still, Nicaragua remains heavily dependent on politically-motivated Venezuelan financial support.

Economic Comment

Grieken kiezen voor Europese dialoog (Dutch)

De uitslag van de Franse en met name Griekse parlementsverkiezingen werken een pro-Europese samenwerking en hervormingen in de hand en zijn daarmee gunstiger dan vooraf gevreesd.

Country Report

Suriname (Country Report)

Benefitting from rising gold prices and foreign investment into its mining sector, Suriname's economic growth strengthened to 4.3% last year. However, the passage of an amendment to the Amnesty Law sparked sharp protests from Western countries.

Economic Quarterly Report

UK: Recession 'made in Downing Street'

UK's economy has been going sideways since mid-2010 owing to harsh fiscal austerity measures. The release of 12Q1 GDP figure showed that the country entered a technical recession. Going forward, economic recovery is likely to remain tepid.

Economic Quarterly Report

Global Economic Outlook: Policy makers rule

The global economy started 2012 reasonably well. We expect there to be a new mild upturn in growth in the second half of the year. But this depends very much on the efforts to deal with the crisis in Europe and economic policy elsewhere in the world.

Economic Quarterly Report

Focus: The grass is greener to the East

As a result of its open character, the Dutch economy fluctuates along with the international economic cycle. The Netherlands is now again in recession, while GDP in Germany continues to grow. Is the grass greener in the East?

Country Report

Botswana (Country update)

Despite Botswana's efforts to diversify its economic base, the country remains very dependent on diamond exports.


Nederland-Duitsland: een voorbeschouwing (Dutch)

In deze column besteden we aandacht aan de meest gevoelige sportieve krachtmeting tijdens het EK: Nederland-Duitsland op 13 juni 2012. Wellicht kan een voor Nederland goed resultaat in dit toernooi nog wat optimisme bij de consument teweeg brengen.