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Optimisten helpen de wereld vooruit (Dutch)

Het jaar 2011 zit er bijna op. Het jaar waarin het voortbestaan van de euro in gevaar kwam, vooral door de trage en aarzelende politieke besluitvorming. En het jaar dat door de Europese economie met een recessie wordt afgesloten.

Economic Update Dutch version

Economic Update France

Based on persistent weak sentiment we lowered our growth forecast for 11H2. We believe the uncertainty surrounding the European debt crisis will weigh on France’s economic activity going forward.

Economic Update Dutch version

Economic Update United Kingdom

The much-awaited QE2 was finally launched in October after Adam Posen, the arch-dove MPC member, convinced everyone to get on board. The programme does not seem to be a success though. Growth in 11Q3 (0.5%) was in line with expectations.

Economic Update Dutch version

Economic Update Spain

The available production-, sales- and sentiment indicators for the third quarter of the year point to slowing economic growth. Employment took a bit hit, which pushed up the seasonally adjusted unemployment count to over 5 million people.