RaboResearch - Economic Research

Special Dutch version

Outlook 2016: Financial Markets

While there will be a devaluation of the Chinese renminbi, the dollar will also become stronger more generally in 2016, due in part to the Fed’s interest rate increases. The ECB is more likely to do the opposite, which will weaken the euro/dollar currency pair further still. Slightly higher capital market rates can be expected though.

Special Dutch version

Outlook 2016: Global Economy

Global growth holds up in 2016, but does not accelerate. With the US poised to hike interest rates, the rest of the world waits anxiously. Normalization of monetary policy poses economic risks, but so does keeping it too loose for too long.

Column Dutch version

Outlook 2016: green surrounded by orange

In an international climate where so many indicators are orange, we should count our blessings for now that the Netherlands is set to be a green oasis both this year and next. Things have looked rather different in recent years.

Country Report

Country report Mexico

Economic growth has slowed as a result of low oil prices and tax hikes, but going forward external demand and investment will support growth. Oil reform will further induce FDI but the security situation in some region remains challenging.

Country Report

Country Report Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s government is on the very verge of a default. Structural problems, economic shocks and weak public finances have yielded a decade of economic stagnation, outmigration, fiscal deficits and an unsustainable public debt.

Economic Quarterly Report

Nederlandse economie groeit harder door binnenlandse dynamiek (Dutch)

De Nederlandse economie zal in 2015 en 2016 met 2% groeien. Dit is iets meer dan eerder werd verwacht, dankzij een sterkere toename van de binnenlandse bestedingen. Zowel de consumptie als de investeringen laten een stijging zien. Dit is voor een belangrijk deel te danken aan het herstel van de woningmarkt.

Economic Quarterly Report

Versnelling economische groei zet door in 2016 (Dutch)

De Nederlandse economie groeit in 2015 en 2016 met 1 3/4%. Als verdere geopolitieke onrust uitblijft en het vertrouwen herstelt, kan de groei hoger uitvallen. Enkele factoren maken een sneller dan verwacht mondiaal economisch herstel mogelijk, zoals de lagere olieprijzen, de lagere inflatie en dus koopkrachtwinst voor consumenten, en –voor de eurozone- extra steun door de zwakkere euro.