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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.

Economic Comment

Central banks to the rescue (Macro Comment)

Central banks from around the globe have recently become more active in supporting growth. These actions are very welcome and may offer some hope for battered Western economies.

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Sovereign credit ratings

In this paper we will assess the ratings given by Moody's, S&P and Fitch.

Economic Comment

German deliberations on the ESM

On July 10, the German Constitutional Court holds the first hearing regarding appeals against the ESM, the fiscal compact and an amendment to Article 136 TFEU, which legally anchors a stability mechanism in the Treaty.

Economic Comment

United Kingdom: Opening the monetary spigots

The UK monetary authorities have come up with new credit easing and quantitative easing measures to jump-start the ailing economy. We continue to remain unconvinced that these measures will materially alter the economic outlook.