RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Will Liikanen change the European bank sector (Engelstalig)

The Liikanen Group recommends that banks engaged in significant high-risk trading activities should be required to integrate these into a separate legal and economic entity within the banking group. How does this affect European banks and customers?

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Economic Update Emerging Markets (Engelstalig)

In our final economic update of this year, we present our regional outlooks for next year. While we generally expect a fragile economic recovery, some regions are particularly exposed to the euro area debt crisis or an unresolved US fiscal cliff.

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Economic Update United Kingdom (Engelstalig)

UK's GDP was boosted by temporary factors in 12Q3. Output is expected to contract in 12Q4. The improvement in the labour market is slowing down. Inflation is expected to fall less rapidly, which will be an extra headwind for households in 2013.

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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 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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Risk of de-globalization (Engelstalig)

This article is part of a series of Special Reports that discuss the downside risks to the global economic outlook. In this piece, we take a closer look at the risk of de-globalisation.

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Economic Update Emerging Markets (Engelstalig)

In 3Q12, economic growth slowed in many emerging markets, including China, Mexico and Poland. This triggered the IMF and others to revise their estimates downward. For China, the end of the slowdown seems in sight, but this is not the case for India.

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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 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.

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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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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 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.