RaboResearch - Economic Research

Country Report

Hungary (Country Report)

Hungary's economic situation leaves much to be desired. After contracting by nearly 7% in 2009, the economy grew by less than 2% in the subsequent years, only to fall back into recession at the start of 2012.

Economic Quarterly Report

Economisch Kwartaalbericht - september 2012 (Dutch)

Na een groeivertraging in 2012 zal de groei van de wereldeconomie volgend jaar iets versnellen. De Nederlandse economie zal dit jaar naar verwachting krimpen met 0,5% en in 2013 iets herstellen met een BBP-groei van 0,5%.

Economic Report

Bail-in: an alternative to bail-out of banks?

According to a European proposal by the European Commission, bail-in is one of the instruments every EU member state should have at its disposal in order to deal effectively with banking crises. This Special Report discusses bail-in in more detail.

Economic Report

Eurocrisis: Institutioneel getouwtrek (Dutch)

De Economische en Monetaire Unie beschikt nog altijd niet over een geloofwaardig crisismechanisme. De aanpak van de ECB biedt slechts een tijdelijke oplossing, de uiteindelijke oplossing vergt hoogstwaarschijnlijk nog geruime tijd van 'doormodderen'.

Economic Report

Euro crisis: institutional tug-of-war

The Economic and Monetary Union still lacks a credible crisis mechanism. The current ECB approach provides only a temporary solution. A permanent solution most likely requires muddling through for some time yet.

Country Report

Brazil (Country Update)

Brazil's economic growth has been disappointing, with growth falling to 2.7% in 2011 and an expected 2% (at most) in 2012. The central bank has been lowering its policy rate to a record-low 7.5%.

Country Report

Sri Lanka (Country report)

Sri Lanka is an island situated in the Indian Sea. The end of the 26-year long civil war in May 2009 has majorly boosted its economic prospects. Overall, the socio-political situation seems to be the largest risk for Sri Lanka.

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Cyprus (Country update)

The Cypriot economy is deteriorating at an alarming speed. As the country's large financial sector is heavily exposed to Greek debt, its banks have been struggling to remain solvent.

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Uzbekistan (Country report)

Uzbekistan's political situation is stable, but only as it is ruled in an authoritarian manner by President Karimov. The social situation is troublesome, since economic, religious and press freedom are strictly limited and corruption continues.

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Lithuania (Country report)

Lithuania's recovery will slow in 2012, as domestic demand is still recovering and eurozone demand will be slow, reducing the growth of Lithuania's export sector.

Country Report

South Korea (Country report)

South Korea's export oriented economy is weathering the global economic slowdown relatively well, although growth is slowing. Economic policy continues to focus on stability rather than supporting growth.

Country Report

Mongolia (Country report)

Mongolia's economy is growing by double-digit rates on the back of investments in the mining sector and expansionary fiscal policies. Mongolia's export structure is vulnerable, as it exports only a few commodities, nearly all to China.

Economic Quarterly Report

VK: Herstel in één woord: raadselachtig (Dutch)

De zwakke groei valt moeilijk te rijmen met de sterke werkgelegenheidscijfers. Maar zelfs als de groei in het tweede kwartaal van 2012 naar boven wordt bijgesteld, blijft het herstel over het geheel genomen teleurstellend.

Economic Quarterly Report

Economische kerngegevens (Dutch)

De meest recente economische voorspellingen voor de Nederlandse en internationale economie en de financiële markten.

Economic Quarterly Report

Eurozone: Wie trekt de Europese kar? (Dutch)

De eerste helft van 2012 bracht in de eurozone minder economische krimp dan gevreesd. Maar door de aanhoudende Europese schuldencrisis is er ondertussen al ruim een jaar sprake van stagnatie. Een snelle oplossing van de crisis lijkt niet voorhanden.