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Worse before it gets better

We have never actually exited the financial crisis. The problem simply shifted from consumers' assets to the banks balance sheets and ultimately landed on governments’ laps, which in Europe are currently attempting to transfer it to a supranational level.

Economic Report

The risk of a hard landing in China

This article is part of a series of Special Reports that discuss the downside risks to the global economic outlook. In this study we take a closer look at the risk of a hard landing in China.

Country Report

Taiwan (Country update)

Although Taiwan witnessed an economic downturn during 2008/2009, the country has managed to recover well, recording 10.9% growth in GDP in 2010.

Country Report

China (Country report)

In China, real GDP growth is slowing gradually to 8.5% in 2012 under the baseline, soft landing scenario. However, a number of downside risks are present. Inflation is easing and in 2012 and 2013, China’s top leadership will be replaced.

Country Report

Country Update Maldives

The economy of Maldives is forecast to grow around 5-6% in 2011/12, helped by recovering tourism arrivals. However, the Maldives struggles with massive deficits on the fiscal and current account balance.


Innovation in China and India

The growth performance of India and China has been astonishing. This paper considers their innovative performance, now and in the future. It looks at the various factors driving innovation, as well as the obstacles that China and India need to overcome.

Country Report

India (Country update)

India is showing very robust economic growth, even though it is easing this year compared to last year. The economy is estimated to expand by 7.9% in 2011.

Economic Quarterly Report

Economische activiteit herstelt (Dutch)

De economie van Japan begon 2011 zoals 2010 was geëindigd: met een zwakke ondertoon. Natuurlijk, Japan werd medio maart geraakt door een zeer krachtige aardbeving die tot een verwoestende tsunami, nucleaire ramp en economische zwakte leidde. De economie ontwikkelde zich echter ook vóór de aardbeving al zwak.

Economic Quarterly Report

Groei vertraagt langzaam (Dutch)

Hoewel de groei in de eerste helft van het jaar nog redelijk op peil bleef, is ook in China een groeivertraging aanstaande.

Economic Quarterly Report

Economisch Kwartaalbericht (Dutch)

Door de voortwoekerende financiële crisis en het mede daardoor traag verlopende economische herstel zijn de vooruitzichten voor de wereldeconomie matig en dus ook die voor een open economie als Nederland. De onzekerheden zijn groot.

Economic Quarterly Report

Twin deficit, dubbel probleem? (Dutch)

De afgelopen jaren is het aantal landen met een twin deficit –een tekort op de begroting en op de lopende rekening van de betalingsbalans– aanzienlijk toegenomen. Een twin deficit is een waardevolle indicator voor problemen.

Country Report

Mongolia (Country report)

Mongolia’s economy is recovering on the back of strong international demand for its commodity exports. Growth recovered to 6.1% in 2010 and will remain strong in the coming years. Structurally, Mongolia’s economy is weak.

Country Report

Thailand (Country report)

The unstable political and social situation remains the largest country risk for Thailand. While the situation has stabilized compared to the large-scale violent riots last year, uncertainty remains until the next general elections.