RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Economic Update France (Engelstalig)

After the pickup in 12K3, several indicators point to a deterioration of economic activity in 12K4. For 2013 domestic demand is expected to remain weak amid large tax hikes, which will be imposed on both households and businesses.

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Economic Update Italy (Engelstalig)

In the third quarter, the Italian recession was more moderate than in the first half of the year. Although business sentiment improved in the past months, the recession is set to continue.

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Economic Update Spain (Engelstalig)

The contraction of the Spanish GDP volume in 12Q3 was much smaller than expected. But this will prove to be a temporary effect, since consumers have frontloaded their spending in August to avoid paying higher VAT rates in September.

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Economic Update Germany (Engelstalig)

The leading indicators are all weakening, pointing towards softer growth in 12Q4. Hard data are still more resilient, thanks to strong exports. Housing prices continued to rise in 12H1. Consumer confidence is improving amid a worsening labour market.

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Economic Update Italy (Engelstalig)

In 12Q2, the Italian economy recorded its fourth quarterly decline. The economy will remain in recession in the second half of the year, but we expect the pace of contraction to moderate.

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Economic Update France (Engelstalig)

French GDP stagnated in 12Q2 for the third quarter in a row. The recently presented 2013 budget shows that the budget deficit will be brought down predominantly by tax hikes. This does not bode well for domestic demand next year.

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Economic Update United Kingdom (Engelstalig)

UK GDP was revised further upwards in 12Q2. A number of indicators are pointing to a stronger recovery. That said, it makes sense to wait for the autumn data to draw a more definitive judgement on the underlying strength of the economy.

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Economic Update Belgium (Engelstalig)

Several indicators pointed to a mild GDP contraction in 12Q2, but the actual shrinkage was larger than expected. The weak investment climate and low sentiment levels of both consumers and producers do not bode well for a recovery in the short term.

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Economic Update Spain (Engelstalig)

Austerity measures are clearly having an adverse effect on economic activity. After a relatively modest pace of contraction in the first half of the year, we expect the pace of decline in economic activity to pick up in the second half.

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Economic Update Italy (Engelstalig)

With a 0.7% quarterly contraction of GDP in 12Q2, the current Italian recession is now a year old. As in the preceding quarters, the economic decline is mainly the result of falling domestic demand.

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Economic Update France (Engelstalig)

We expect a mild contraction of French GDP in 12Q2. This would be the first contraction since early 2009.

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Economic Update Belgium (Engelstalig)

After the better than expected GDP figure in 12Q1 a new slow down seems unavoidable. We anticipate a contraction of GDP in 12Q2. If the economic weakness lasts, we believe also the labour market cannot remain out of harm's way.

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Economic Update Germany (Engelstalig)

GDP increased by 0.5% q-o-q in 12Q1. Activity is likely to be far weaker in Q2. Even a minor contraction in GDP cannot be excluded. Unemployment rose for the third month in a row in June.

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Economic Update Spain (Engelstalig)

Following two quarters of a 0.3% q-o-q GDP contraction, the decline in economic activity probably acce-lerated in 12Q2. The fact that the government has been unable to reduce the budget deficit up until May is worrying.

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Economic Update France (Engelstalig)

Several signals point to a contraction of private consumption in the current quarter. To this end, we can expect GDP to contract in 12Q2. President Hollande cannot significantly alter this outlook despite his preference for a growth-based strategy.