RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Country Report The Netherlands (Engelstalig)

The Dutch economy shrank by 4% in 2009, the biggest post-war decline. However, the much stronger than the foreseen upturn in the world trade is the main reason for the economy regaining growth in the second half of 2009.

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Cameroon (Country report) (Engelstalig)

In the past, Cameroon benefited from being a small oil-exporting economy (10% of GDP, but 40% of exports and fiscal revenues in 2008). Oil exploitation created fluctuating trade and budget surpluses and attracted inward foreign investments.

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Country Report Hungary (Engelstalig)

Hungary struggled through the financial and economic crisis in 2009. The economy shrunk by 7% and there was little room for fiscal stimulus as Hungary had to adhere to the conditions of the IMF attached to the aid package.

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Country Report Bulgaria (Engelstalig)

Similar to other Eastern European countries, the financial crisis hit Bulgaria mainly through a drop in export demand, tighter credit facilities and general risk aversion against the region. The economy shrunk by 5% in 2009.

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Malaysia (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The global recession in 2009 hit Malaysia via the trade channel. The highly export dependent economy experienced a steep decline in external demand for its export products last year.

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Country Report Ukraine (Engelstalig)

Ukraine’s country risk profile has improved somewhat recently, but overall risks remain high. A new government, controlled by the party of newly elected president Yanukovych, has taken power, which has ended the political paralysis and infighting of the preceding years.

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Sri Lanka (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The end of the civil war has boosted long-term economic prospects for Sri Lanka. The economy is expected to grow over 6% in 2010. However, the humanitarian situation remains poor since the government has failed to address the grievances of the Tamil minority.