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Economic Update

Economic Update Spain

Although due to temporary factors, the contraction of both GDP and industrial production intensified considerably in 12Q4. On a positive note, Spain is expected to get the 'green light' for further postponing its budget deficit target this year.

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Country Report China

Economic growth in China unexpectedly slowed in 1Q2013. This slowdown, however, is not unwelcome at this moment and the government is thus not concerned. The ongoing credit growth is a concern, however, as this increases risks to the banking sector.

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De Italiaanse Januskop (Dutch)

Een januskop is een hoofd dat aan voor- en achterzijde een gezicht heeft. Als beeldspraak is het iets of iemand met diverse en dan met name tegengestelde eigenschappen of karakteristieken. Neem de Italiaanse financieel-economische situatie.

Economic Report Dutch version

Italian elections: A lost year?

Given the Italian election outcome, resurgence of political and financial market unrest seems likely. No party has obtained a workable majority and a coalition seems extremely difficult to be formed. In any case, the appetite for further fiscal austerity and reforms will be lower than desired.