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Country Report Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia’s economy is recovering slightly with the help of IMF support and real GDP growth is expected to be positive again in 2013. However, Croatia’s EU accession and the lack of structural reforms negatively affect Bosnia’s economic outlook.

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Country Report Brazil

The recent mass protests show that Brazil’s middle class has become more vocal in its demands for better public services. Meanwhile, economic growth has continued to disappoint.

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Country Report Kuwait

The new parliament has an opportunity to push through economic reforms if it can control the traditionally high tensions with the government. Major challenges to boost the country’s important oil-sector remain..

Economic Comment

Meer Griekse steun onvermijdelijk (Dutch)

Zoals verwacht blijkt de herstructurering van eind 2012 onvoldoende om de Griekse overheidsschuld houdbaar te maken en om het land te voorzien van voldoende financiering. Het IMF dringt nu aan op aanvullende financiering vanuit Europa.

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Country Report Uzbekistan

Economic growth in Uzbekistan is expected to remain strong in coming years. Political tensions have increased over the lingering uncertainty concerning the succession of President Karimov.

Economic Comment

Eurozone: één zwaluw, geen zomer (Dutch)

In 13K2 is de eurozone recessie tot een eind gekomen. Op het eerste gezicht stemmen harde data en sentimentsindicatoren positief over het toekomstig herstel. Verschillen tussen lidstaten zijn echter groot en economische tegenwinden blijven aanwezig.

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Country Report Mauritius

The economy of Mauritius, an offshore financial centre in the Indian Ocean, suffered from the turmoil in Europe. Still, the government found the room for significant fiscal consolidation.