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Half instrumentarium maakt beleid voeren lastig (Dutch)

De Europese Centrale Bank (ECB) is opgericht in de geest van de Deutsche Bundesbank. Dat wil zeggen, onafhankelijk van de dagelijkse politiek en met een eenduidig mandaat: zorgen voor prijsstabiliteit. Duitsland heeft in de afgelopen eeuw enkele malen een serieuze hyperinflatie meegemaakt.

Economic Update

Italy: goodbye recession, hello stagnation

In 13Q4, Italy’s recession officially came to an end. Looking forward, the economic outlook has improved somewhat, but GDP growth will greatly depend on exports. Meanwhile, in Rome the game of musical chairs was won by the centre-left democrat Renzi.

Economic Update

Belgium: Economic recovery pushes through

In the final quarter of 2013, GDP volume rose with 0.5% q-o-q. Looking forward, the economic recovery is expected to push through as the economy faces fewer headwinds. Nevertheless, a full revival of economic growth and the labour market needs time.

Economic Update

Germany: die ‘Exportweltmeister’

The German economy posted a solid growth figure in the final quarter of 2013. Unexpectedly, it was almost fully driven by exports. For the current year, we expect German growth to be supported by both exports and domestic demand.

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Hoerabijstellingen (Dutch)

In bijgaand Economisch Kwartaalbericht schetsen we een iets optimistischer beeld van de ontwikkelingen in de wereldeconomie dan ten tijde van onze Visie op 2014 van het afgelopen najaar. Mogen we nu in een hoerastemming komen?

Economic Update

France: Consumption driven recovery

Recent data show that the economic recovery remains in place, albeit very gradual. Ongoing real wage growth will make sure that household consumption –once again- will remain an important driver of GDP growth this year.

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Spain: Growing while rebalancing

Recent data show that the gradual recovery of the Spanish economy will continue going forward. In addition, ongoing export growth and muted wage pressure indicate that the much needed rebalancing process is still on track.