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De zieke man van Europa (Dutch)

Opnieuw is duidelijk geworden dat Griekenland de zieke man van Europa is. Nadat het land zich eerst ongestraft de euro in kon jokken, blijkt nu dat het gedrag en de financiële positie niet is verbeterd. Het is de achilleshiel van de Europese integratie.

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Outlook 2010: globalisation at a crossroads

With regard to globalization, we find ourselves at a crossroads in a number of areas. In this special report we focus on the future - even more so than in our economic Outlook for 2010 and beyond - and we describe the dynamic field in which changes to the economic and political world order are currently taking place.

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Het is weer het seizoen... (Dutch)

Vorig jaar. Ik zal het niet snel vergeten. Bij mij thuis was net nieuw leven, in de bancaire sector vielen alleen maar slachtoffers. Op 15 september begon het met Lehman Brothers. Daarna denderde de crisis vooral in oktober door.

Economic Report

China: 6.5% is 3.5%, really!

The Chinese government publish consistently higher growth figures during economic downturns in the hope of maintaining social stability. Hence, we expect a growth figure close to 6.5% yoy for 2009, while the true figure will be closer to 3.5%.

Economic Report

India's capital account: open sesame

For India, the debate to fully open the capital account is a long-standing one. This Special Report elaborates on why India needs foreign capital and demonstrates that the country has already been gradually opening the capital account. This has led to India being in fact more open than meets the eye, but still has a long way to go.

Special Dutch version

Make the euro stronger

The euro is under pressure. Following a strong surge, the European currency has lost terrain against the dollar again. It is therefore time to strengthen the European currency institutionally.

Economic Report

Remittances: A source running dry?

The effect of the current economic slowdown on remittances is still unknown. Common sense would suggest that all countries with a high reliance on remittances from workers abroad would now be in serious trouble. However, several scientific studies have shown that remittance flows were relatively unaffected.