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Economic Quarterly Report

Economisch Kwartaalbericht - maart 2009 (Dutch)

De wereldeconomie bevindt zich in recessie. De Amerikaanse economie maakt extreem moeilijke tijden mee en sleurt de rest van de wereld in haar kielzog mee. Nergens in de wereld is nog een krachtige groeipool te vinden. Er moet dan ook worden gevreesd dat de huidige mondiale recessie relatief lang en diep zal uitvallen.

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.