RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Recession virtually certain (Engelstalig)

It is virtually certain that the Dutch economy slid into recession in the second half of last year - only two years after the last recession in the second quarter of 2009. This sluggish economic performance has many negative consequences.

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Economic Update Belgium (Engelstalig)

In the second half of 2011 the Belgian economy experienced a mild recession. Also this year growth of domestic demand will be very weak, partly due to the fiscal consolidation measures.

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Economic Update Germany (Engelstalig)

Many instantly concluded that Germany’s annual GDP growth in 2011 (3%) implies economic contraction in 11Q4. In our view, such straightforward derivations are unwarranted. That said, the likelihood of GDP contraction in 11Q4 increased markedly.

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Economic Update Italy (Engelstalig)

The Italian economy fell back into recession in11Q3. The pace of decline probably accelerated in the fourth quarter and we expect a further contraction in 12Q1. The announced austerity measures will hold back growth in 2012 as a whole.