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Economic Comment

Breaking up is hard to do… (Dutch)

Bij de invoering van de euro zijn sommige landen toegetreden zonder al teveel na te denken over de economische consequenties van een gezamenlijke munt. Nu er landen zijn die overwegen om uit de eurozone te stappen, is het raadzaam om ditmaal wel vooraf een goede kosten/batenanalyse te verrichten.

Special

The voice of Italy

Sunday 4 December, Italians will vote on a constitutional reform that should support policymaking in Italy. Yet the reform is not without downsides. The suggestion that a 'No'-vote would put Italy on a path towards leaving the Eurozone is wrong.

Special

EU exit contagion risk

In this Special we focus on political exit contagion risk of ‘Brexit’ to other EU countries. We look at the current political landscape in the EU and the rising trend of Euroscepticism. Although we still consider a repeat of ‘Brexit’ more unlikely than likely in all member states, some countries are certainly worth watching in the year ahead.

Economic Report

“As good as it gets” (Dutch)

De kans dat de wereldeconomie harder gaat groeien dan nu het geval is lijkt gering, aangezien vele grote economieën op hun economisch potentieel zitten. Deze is aangetast door jaren van bovenmatige liquiditeit.

Economic Quarterly Report

Eurozone: groei blijkt veerkrachtig, maar houdt niet over (Dutch)

We verwachten economische groei van 1½ procent in 2016. Voor 2017 verwachten we een lichte vertraging naar 1¼ procent, onder andere door de impact van Brexit. Verdere hervormingen blijven noodzakelijk, maar de politieke risico’s stapelen zich op.

Country Report

Luxembourg: staying on top in a changing environment

Luxembourg continued to show robust growth in 2015. New fiscal and financial regulation is heading towards Luxembourg, challenging its financial sector-driven growth model.

Country Report

Portugal: weak reform momentum threatens feeble growth

Portugal continued to grow in 2015, after exiting the EU/IMF bailout programme in 2014, which signals a substantial increase of economic and financial stability. However, reform momentum is weak while the country still has many vulnerabilities.