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Economic Quarterly Report Dutch version

China: when will the hangover of the debt binge set in?

Macro economically, China is in calmer water now but medium term risks have been on the rise, at the same time. Debt keeps piling, especially for state owned enterprises, which boast ever lower profits. As a result the asset quality of loans, and consequently financial stability, are coming under pressure.

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Asia-Pacific: many risks but no new Asian crisis in the making

A balance of payments crisis is unlikely in today’s Asia. Most countries have improved their current accounts and FX reserves. The rising debt load may however pose problems, although it nowadays is mainly local currency denominated.

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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.