RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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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 Emerging Markets (Engelstalig)

Emerging markets worldwide are affected by the economic fallout of the eurozone crisis and lackluster performance elsewhere. Some are still beating this trend, though, while the economic clouds in Mexico and Poland have silver linings.

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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 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 Emerging Markets (Engelstalig)

This month we witness that concerns on economic growth have triggered interest rate cuts in countries around the globe. China has posted its lowest economic growth in three years.

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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 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 Emerging Markets (Engelstalig)

This month’s economic data from emerging markets is rather mixed. While first-quarter economic growth in Mexico and the Philippines surprised to the upside, Brazil’s economy continues to slow down. Argentina might soon face challenging times.

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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 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 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.