RaboResearch - Economic Research

Economic Update Dutch version

Economic Update The Netherlands

At a rate of 0.9% (q-o-q), real economic growth in the first quarter was higher than expected. The increase was due to a surge in private investment growth. Economic growth on an annual basis is expected to average 2% for 2011.

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Economic Update Belgium

In spite of the political deadlock, the Belgian economy seems to keep up with the growth pace witnessed in 2010 (+2.1% y-o-y). For the current year we even foresee a slightly higher growth based on the very strong figure in the first quarter (1% q-o-q).

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Economic Update Germany

Germany's economic growth momentum continues to surprise on the upside. But the pace of growth will return to more sustainable levels going forward.

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Economic Update Italy

The Italian economy has started 2011 as weak as it ended 2010. The economic recovery is clearly lagging that in the northern part of the eurozone.