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Economic Comment

Eurozone terug in het rood (Macro Comment) (Dutch)

Het Bruto Binnenlands Product (BBP) van de eurozone kromp in 11K4 met 0,3% k-o-k. Gezien het zwakke sentiment en de daling van de industriële productie, komt de BBP-krimp niet als een verrassing.

Economic Comment

The Bank of England unleashes QE2.1

The Bank of England extended QE2, in line with our expectation. This may mark the end of the Bank’s easing cycle unless the economy weakens substantially going forward.

Economic Comment

Maastricht Treaty turned 20, hooray?

The 20th anniversary of the Maastricht Treaty went largely unnoticed due to the euro crisis. Now the officials have come up with stricter fiscal rules to avoid a repeat of this crisis. Only time will tell whether the taken steps are sufficient.