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Economic Update

France’s 2019 budget to reduce size of government

French President Macron struggles with low approval ratings and decreasing economic confidence, despite a strong parliamentary mandate for reform and upward economic potential. The 2019 budget proposal reduces the size of government, modest improvements in public finances and stimulus for private demand.

Economic Update

België: gestage groei, maar momentum blijft uit (Dutch)

Economische groei in België heeft in 2017 een voorlopig hoogtepunt bereikt. Alhoewel België relatief goed presteerde na de financiële crisis, loopt de economische groei sinds enkele jaren achter op die van buurlanden.

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly Dutch version

House price growth reaches dizzying heights, while sales start to decline

While we still expect house prices to increase substantially this year, sales activities seem to reached a turning point on the Dutch housing market. Hampered by an increasing scarcity of homes in almost all regions, we have adjusted our 2018 sales forecast from 250,000 to 235,000 homes, a decline of 3% compared to 2017.