RaboResearch - Economic Research

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The crisis and recovery of Spain’s labour market

During the crisis, unemployment in Spain increased rapidly. In the past years, employment has substantially recovered due to strong economic growth and labour market reforms. That said, the unemployment rate is still high and significant challenges remain.

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Can fiscal policy fill the gap?

The ECB has little possibilities to stabilize the economy in case of a new recession. Therefore it is important that Eurozone countries have fiscal policy space to fill the gap. Unfortunately the Eurozone countries do not seem to have enough buffers.

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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.

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Deflatie in de eurozone: zorgelijk of niet? (Dutch)

Vooral door tijdelijke factoren liep de deflatie in de eurozone in januari op tot 0,6%. De lage kerninflatie en dalende inflatieverwachtingen zijn echter wel zorgelijk. Het is de vraag of QE door de ECB een afdoende antwoord biedt op de deflatierisico’s.