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Political risks in the eurozone (Special)

The eurozone's south is implementing austerity measures while the north is buying them the time to do so. Economic issues are usually extensively discussed. But what are the political risks that might render this strategy unfeasible?

Economic Update

Conjunctuurbeeld Duitsland (Dutch)

Het BBP groeide met 0,3% k-o-k in 12K2, gevoed door sterke groei van de netto export. De positieve contributie van de buitenlandse vraag wordt niet verwacht zich door te zetten vanwege zwakkere mondiale groei.

Economic Report

Germany and further EU integration

Elections in Germany in 2013 might result in a stable and EU-friendly grand coalition. However, recent appeals against the ESM ratification suggest that politicians will be constrained by legal boundaries regarding further EU integration.

Economic Comment

German deliberations on the ESM

On July 10, the German Constitutional Court holds the first hearing regarding appeals against the ESM, the fiscal compact and an amendment to Article 136 TFEU, which legally anchors a stability mechanism in the Treaty.

Economic Update

Conjunctuurbeeld Duitsland (Dutch)

Het BBP groeide met 0,5% k-o-k in 12K1. De groei zal in 12K2 beduidend lager zijn. Ook een kleine BBP krimp kan niet worden uitgesloten. De werkloosheid steeg in juni voor de derde maand op rij.

Economic Update

Economic Update Germany

GDP increased by 0.5% q-o-q in 12Q1. Activity is likely to be far weaker in Q2. Even a minor contraction in GDP cannot be excluded. Unemployment rose for the third month in a row in June.

Economic Quarterly Report

Focus: The grass is greener to the East

As a result of its open character, the Dutch economy fluctuates along with the international economic cycle. The Netherlands is now again in recession, while GDP in Germany continues to grow. Is the grass greener in the East?

Economic Quarterly Report

Het gras bij de oosterburen: NL vs Duitsland (Dutch)

De Nederlandse economie deint door haar open karakter mee op de golven van de internationale conjunctuur. Vooral de economische ontwikkelingen bij onze oosterbuur spelen daarbij een grote rol, want dit is onze belangrijkste handelspartner.

Economic Quarterly Report

Economisch Kwartaalbericht - juni 2012 (Dutch)

De wereldeconomie is het jaar redelijk goed begonnen, maar het tweede kwartaal van 2012 leek minder gunstig. Economisch herstel is echter wel sterk afhankelijk van de crisisbestrijding in Europa en het economisch beleid in de rest van de wereld.

Economic Update

Economic Update Germany

The PMI manufacturing data in April is pointing to economic contraction in 12Q2. But the other reliable leading indicators suggest the recovery is still on track.

Economic Update

Conjunctuurbeeld Duitsland (Dutch)

De vertrouwensindex van industriële inkoopmanagers wijst op economische krimp in 12K2. Andere betrouwbare indicatoren suggereren echter dat het herstel nog steeds standhoudt.

Economic Quarterly Report

Economisch Kwartaalbericht (integrale versie) (Dutch)

Snel ingrijpen in de overheidsfinanciën door extra te bezuinigen zal de economie die al in een nieuwe recessie verkeert onnodig schade toebrengen. Hoe langer deze hervormingen op zich laten wachten, hoe groter de kosten zijn voor de samenleving.

Economic Update

Economic Update Germany

Many instantly concluded that Germany’s annual GDP growth in 2011 (3%) implies economic contraction in 11Q4. In our view, such straightforward derivations are unwarranted. That said, the likelihood of GDP contraction in 11Q4 increased markedly.

Economic Comment

Did Germany's GDP contract in 11Q4?

November’s industrial production figure has been interpreted by some as proof that Germany’s economy dipped into the red in the final quarter of 2011. We still believe a recession is not a done deal yet.

Economic Comment

Germany: Is recession a done deal?

Some have taken Germany’s recent annual growth figure (3%) as a sign that the economy has contracted by 0.2%-0.3% in 11Q4. But this will only hold true if the data on the first three quarters are not revised, which may well be the case.