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Economic Comment

Eurozone (debt) crisis: Country Profile Italy

Public sector debt was already very high and economic growth very weak in the years prior to the crisis. Private sector debt was and still is relatively low. Despite recent structural reforms, the economic outlook remains rather weak and unemployment and public debt high.

Special Dutch version

Outlook 2016: Global Economy

Global growth holds up in 2016, but does not accelerate. With the US poised to hike interest rates, the rest of the world waits anxiously. Normalization of monetary policy poses economic risks, but so does keeping it too loose for too long.

Economic Report Dutch version

Macroeconomic developments in Europe

We expect growth in Europe to accelerate gradually, although the economy has far from fully recovered from the Global Financial Crisis. Substantial deterioration in the Greek situation and/or the geopolitical conflicts remain downside risks.

Country Report

Country report Italy

Italy’s economy shrank again in 2014, and is expected to only recover slowly. Political stability has improved a bit and the government’s reform agenda is promising. Some major reforms have already been achieved, but progress is and will remain slow.

Economic Quarterly Report

Eurozone Uitgelicht (Dutch)

In het hoofdstuk 'Eurozone: een door consumptie gedreven herstel' beschrijven we het economische beeld voor de eurozone als geheel. Dit is de resultante van onze economische analyse van de ontwikkelingen in de grotere eurolanden. In onderstaande teksten lichten we deze analyses separaat toe.

Economic Update

Italy: economic recovery around some corner

In 2014, GDP volume shrank with 0.4%. In 2015, the economy is expected to grow for the first time in four years, albeit very slowly. Initially, the recovery is supported by consumption and foreign demand and next year also by fixed investment.

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Een Italiaanse droom of nachtmerrie? (Dutch)

Italië, een vakantieland bij uitstek en favoriet bij vele Nederlanders. Afreizen naar dit mooie land om een onderneming te starten blijkt echter andere koek. Een goede voorbereiding is dan ook een must om frustraties te beperken en succes te behalen.