RaboResearch - Economic Research

Special Dutch version

Latin America: locked up in the middle-income trap?

Latin American countries not appear to be breaking out of the middle-income trap. Productivity growth has been disappointingly low in recent decades. There are several big structural issues, such as severe human capital and infrastructure constraints.

Special Dutch version

Latin America: agricultural perspectives

Latin America is an agricultural powerhouse and is likely to remain so given significant resources of unexploited land. The region has achieved respectable productivity growth in the past and it is important to sustain such gains in the future.

Country Report

Chile: economic reality holds back reforms

Despite low copper prices, growth picks up modestly on the back of government stimulus and external rebalancing, but risks remain tilted to the downside. Economic reality and Bachelet’s low popular approval rates hold back reform ambitions.

Economic Comment

Brazil is back to junk

Brazil lost its investment grade with S&P on 9 September. The downgrade underlines Brazil’s enormous fiscal challenges. Political headwinds could further darken the fiscal and economic outlook.

Economic Quarterly Report

Wereldeconomie vertraagt, Nederlandse economie versnelt (Dutch)

Terwijl de groei van de wereldeconomie dit jaar vertraagt, zal de economische groei in ons land juist iets versnellen. Het Nederlandse BBP groeit dit jaar naar verwachting met 2¼% en deze groei zal in 2016 oplopen naar 2¾%. Onze export en de binnenlandse bestedingen zorgen ervoor dat de groei een brede basis heeft.

Economic Quarterly Report

China: onzekerheden nemen toe (Dutch)

De directe impact van de beurscrash en depreciatie op de Chinese economie is waarschijnlijk beperkt, maar de crash tast geloofwaardigheid van de hervormingsagenda wel aan. De terugval van de groei is volgens de meeste indicatoren vooral geconcentreerd in de industrie, maar de onzekerheden zijn wel groter geworden.

Country Report

Country Report India

Economic growth has been strong recently and is expected to strengthen somewhat in the near future. Although economic policy in India is moving into the right direction, the pace is slow, which eventually might hurt economic growth.