RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Economic Update The Netherlands (Engelstalig)

The Dutch economy contracted by 1.1% q-o-q in the third quarter of 2012. The contraction is disappointing, particularly as net trade no longer contributed to growth.

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Economic Update The Netherlands (Engelstalig)

On 29 October coalition partners VVD and PvdA presented their programme for government. Projected savings of 15? bn euro are to be achieved via measures that are to come on top of proposals under the 1st Rutte cabinet and the 2013 budget agreement.

Themabericht

Coalition agreement: the housing market (Engelstalig)

First we had the Spring Agreement, and now we have a coalition agreement. In addition to decisions about all kinds of other areas, measures have been taken for the further reform of the housing market.

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A slice of Danish: the Danish mortgage model (Engelstalig)

Although the traditional Danish mortgage model offers interesting points for consideration, it would be undesirable to copy it directly. It is more important to explore ways to induce institutional investors to invest in the domestic mortgage market.

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Economic Update The Netherlands (Engelstalig)

The second forecast of 12Q2 GDP growth by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) did not bring any surprises: quarterly growth was maintained at 0.2%. Net trade was the only factor that positively contributed to economic growth.

Themabericht

Overview of options for the housing market (Engelstalig)

This document maps out the effects of the respective election platforms for the economy as published by the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis. We conclude with our view of the likely and most desirable outcome of the coalition talks.

Themabericht

A realistic discount rate (Engelstalig)

Dutch Minister Kamp of Social Affairs recently announced plans to artificially increase the discount rate used by pension funds to value their liabilities. This Special Report looks at the desirability of the proposed changes.

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Economic Update the Netherlands (Engelstalig)

In the second quarter, the Dutch economy grew by 0.2% compared to the previous quarter. The Dutch economy continued to depend on international trade, while the domestic demand remained very weak.

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Economic Update The Netherlands (Engelstalig)

The Dutch economy continues to look to international trade for impetus, while domestic demand dynamics weakens. In the second quarter of 2012, all indicators continued to point in this direction.

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Economic Update The Netherlands (Engelstalig)

Over the first quarter, the economy did not contract contrary to what the flash estimate suggested. Instead, the economy grew according to Statistics Netherlands? most recent estimates. The revision indicates GDP volume over 12Q1 increased by 0.3%.

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Economic Update The Netherlands (Engelstalig)

In the first three months of 2012 the Dutch economy contracted for the third consecutive quarter. Thus the Netherlands is still in recession. Consumption remains low, held back by tax increases and cutbacks combined with low consumer confidence.

Themabericht

Is the credit tap on or off? (Engelstalig)

Consumers and businesses often need credit for large expenditures. Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) are highly dependent on banks for financing and continuity in lending is crucially important to them.

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Economic Update The Netherlands (Engelstalig)

The decommissioned cabinet reached agreement with parties outside the coalition on a supplementary package of measures, with which the government deficit will be reduced from 4.6% to 3% of GDP in 2013.

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Casting more light on shadow banking (Engelstalig)

Shadow banking has been placed high on this year’s agenda for regulating bodies including the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the European Commission (EC). The risks of the shadow banking system became apparent during the credit crisis.