RaboResearch - Economic Research


German elections: Merkel looking for a (new) deputy

Angela Merkel is set to win a fourth term as chancellor, thanks to the strong German economy. Her choice of coalition partner will have ramifications beyond Germany. We see a renewed Grand Coalition as the most likely. They may make progress on Eurozone integration.


De EMU is (nog) geen optimaal valutagebied (Dutch)

De eurozone voldoet nog niet aan alle criteria voor een optimaal valutagebied. Zo is zowel de budgettaire samenhang als de arbeidsmobiliteit nog te gering. Als de samenhang binnen de eurozone niet wordt versterkt blijft de euro een kwetsbare munt.

Economic Report

Pan-European Pension Product

A review of the EC proposal for a Pan-European Pension Product (PEPP). We believe a PEPP will be more successful in some countries than others. In the Netherlands we currently see little added benefit for another individual pension product.