RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Country report Singapore (Engelstalig)

Strong institutions and policymaking support (potential) GDP growth, while the country’s small size and ageing pose challenges. Healthy balance sheets and a solid international creditor position reduce Singapore’s susceptibility to (global) shocks.

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Country Report India (Engelstalig)

India is experiencing an upward momentum. Growth is accelerating and the government is incrementally implementing needed reforms, inflation is easing and the current account deficit has narrowed.

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Country Report United States of America (Engelstalig)

The US has fared well economically on the back of successful internal and external rebalancing. Moreover, it has also reduced its oil dependence but it remains vulnerable to political gridlock at the federal level in the coming years.

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Country Report Australia (Engelstalig)

Economic growth in Australia is slowing due to lower mining investments and lower prices for its commodities. This also negatively affects the government budget. Meanwhile, private consumption is still backed by the rising house prices.

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Country Report New Zealand (Engelstalig)

New Zealand experiences relatively strong, domestic-driven, economic growth. A major risk to the outlook is the current deterioration of the terms-of-trade. Meanwhile, the central bank slowed down the potentially overheating housing market.

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Country report China (Engelstalig)

Growth in China is slowing. The housing market adjustment is probably not yet over, while the government may soon allow some trust loan defaults. The anti-corruption campaign has continued.

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Country Report Vietnam (Engelstalig)

According to official data economic growth in Vietnam has strengthened over the course of 2014, without any signs of renewed overheating. However, problems in the banking sector remain sizeable, which limits credit growth.

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Country Report Thailand (Engelstalig)

Almost a year after its coup, Thailand’s economic growth only recovers gradually amid lingering uncertainty about the future direction of the country. While the imposition of martial law prevents social unrest, the military works on a new constitution to prepare the country for elections in 2016.

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Country Report Ukraine (Engelstalig)

Ukraine’s economy shrank considerably last year, due to a conflict in eastern Ukraine and economic mismanagement in the past years. The country’s outlook is highly uncertain and depends on external assistance and on how the conflict evolves.

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Country Report Bermuda (Engelstalig)

Bermuda’s economic performance has been weak in recent years, due to low external demand in the important (re)insurance and tourism sectors. For 2014, the economic outlook seems to have improved.

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Country Report South Korea (Engelstalig)

South Korea’s economic momentum has been improving, as on the back of higher consumption and government spending the economy grew by 0.9% quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter of 2014.

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Country Report Philippines (Engelstalig)

The Philippine government has recently managed to get a budget approved that will further increase investment in infrastructure and public service delivery. Growth prospects remain relatively good.