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Outlook 2012 (full report)

In 2011, we have seen a sluggish continuation of last year's weak recovery from the Great Recession. There are now, however, indications that the economy is once again heading towards a considerable slowdown in growth.

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Innovation in China and India

The growth performance of India and China has been astonishing. This paper considers their innovative performance, now and in the future. It looks at the various factors driving innovation, as well as the obstacles that China and India need to overcome.

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Poland up to 2022: Fish nor Fowl

The Country Risk Research team of Rabobank’s Economic Department presents to you the study ‘Poland In depth: ten years ahead’. With this study we aim to provide an in depth analysis of Poland and point out the key developments in the next decade.

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Breaking up the eurozone

This paper deals with the question whether or not it is a good idea to break up the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU or eurozone).

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The Return of Sovereign Risk in the Industrialised World

The severe deterioration of asset quality in late 2007 marked the opening act of the financial crisis. A drop in global economic activity during 2008 and early 2009 was next. A wave of sovereign defaults in the industrialised world is step three.

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Demystifying the paths towards debt sustainability

In this study the policy options: defaulting on debt obligations, withdrawing support measure for the banking sector, increasing inflation, boosting GDP growth and introducing austerity measures that governments have at their disposal are discussed.

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Outlook 2010: globalisation at a crossroads

With regard to globalization, we find ourselves at a crossroads in a number of areas. In this special report we focus on the future - even more so than in our economic Outlook for 2010 and beyond - and we describe the dynamic field in which changes to the economic and political world order are currently taking place.

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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.

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Retail Banking Strategies in Europe

The emphasis in this study lies on retail banking in the broadest sense of the word. We start with a brief summary of well-known trends in banking and then focus on domestic and international banking strategies, respectively.