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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 Quarterly Report

Global Economic Outlook: sand in the engine of growth?

Although the recovery is likely to continue in the west, global economic growth is picking up very gradually. While a few emerging markets are directly vulnerable to tapering, rapid credit growth may pose a risk to future growth in more countries.