RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek


Portugal: weak reform momentum threatens feeble growth (Engelstalig)

Portugal continued to grow in 2015, after exiting the EU/IMF bailout programme in 2014, which signals a substantial increase of economic and financial stability. However, reform momentum is weak while the country still has many vulnerabilities.


France: Growth returns but remains structurally weak (Engelstalig)

Economic activity is recovering after several years of near-zero growth. But the French economy still faces many structural challenges, including a relatively weak competitive position, high unemployment and weak public finances.


Germany: stable economic growth with challenges ahead (Engelstalig)

The German economy performs well on the back of a competitive export sector and is rebalancing towards domestic demand, driven by a strong labour market. The recent surge in immigration poses a significant challenge for the German economy.