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Greece (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The Greek austerity and reform programme has been broadly successful in making a running start in 2010. For 2011 the programme is at a cross-roads as the distance yet to cover remains impressive, in terms of both budgetary consolidation and structural reforms.

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Finland (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Based on the stronger than expected economic recovery in 2010 and on the current robust momentum, we are fairly optimistic about the Finnish growth prospects for the coming years.

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Belgium (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The ongoing political stalemate poses a threat to the necessary structural adjustments of the government budget. We don’t expect a satisfying level of budgetary adjustments in the short term and are unsure about the resulting sentiment in financial markets.

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France (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The French economy recovers gradually and the outlook for the coming years is that the economy will stick to this path of moderate economic growth.

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Switzerland (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The Swiss economy is on the path to recovery owing to expansionary monetary and fiscal policies combined with a quick rebound in world trade. That said, a further strengthening of the Swiss franc can pose significant challenges for exporters and monetary policymakers alike.

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Uruguay (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Uruguay’s economy grew rapidly in 2010, fuelled by both domestic and external demand. There is now some overheating risk, as inflation has increased above target in early 2011, while unemployment has reached historically low levels.

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Argentina (Country update) (Engelstalig)

On the back of high commodity prices and very expansionary fiscal and monetary policies, Argentina’s economy has been growing rapidly. This has resulted in high inflation and a shrinking current account surplus.

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United Kingdom (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The UK economic recovery is struggling amid the harsh fiscal squeeze. A significant slowdown in the pace of recovery, which will possibly have adverse spill-over effects to the banking sector, is a major risk, in our view.

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Luxembourg (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Luxembourg's solid economic performance and creditworthiness (i.e. ample financial cushion) shall remain underpinned by a strong public sector balance sheet and exceptionally high levels of prosperity (per capita income was USD 90,000 in 2010).