RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Angola (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Angola’s economic performance is almost completely determined by the global demand for oil. In fact, oil related taxes amount to 90% of total taxes. It is therefore not surprising that Angola’s economy took a hit when oil prices dropped dramatically as a result of the global recession

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Ghana (Country update) (Engelstalig)

The large macroeconomic imbalances with which Ghana entered the global financial crisis have narrowed recently. However, there are still sizeable vulnerabilities.

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Country Report Morocco (Engelstalig)

Morocco’s stable growth and banking sector, despite the global crisis, mark the county’s present relatively sound economic state.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht Engelstalige versie

De CIS-landen: een tweede ‘Afrika’?

Terwijl Europa wordt meegesleept in de Griekse tragedie, lijdt de voormalige Sovjet-Unie aan heel andere kwalen. In dit artikel vergelijken we deze regio met Afrika en concluderen we dat er soms treffende overeenkomsten zijn.

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India looking East (Engelstalig)

India has never been a big player in international trade. Nevertheless, over the past twenty years, the country has developed its trade relations. India started in 1991 with its ‘Look East’ policy, trying to gain better access to regional markets in Asia.

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Cameroon (Country report) (Engelstalig)

In the past, Cameroon benefited from being a small oil-exporting economy (10% of GDP, but 40% of exports and fiscal revenues in 2008). Oil exploitation created fluctuating trade and budget surpluses and attracted inward foreign investments.

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The return of IFI lending (Engelstalig)

The global financial crisis has brought the IMF, the World Bank and other International Financial Institutions (IFI’s) back to the spotlights. With large emergency loan packages, they have helped countries to deal with the severe economic shocks.

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Malaysia (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The global recession in 2009 hit Malaysia via the trade channel. The highly export dependent economy experienced a steep decline in external demand for its export products last year.

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Chili: nature strikes (Engelstalig)

One of the strongest earthquakes to ever hit Chile occurred on 27 February 2010. The country’s infrastructure sustained massive damage and the death toll is currently estimated around 600. As a result of the earthquake, economic activity will be subdued in the short term.

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Chili: a step to the right (Engelstalig)

Since the return to democracy in 1990, the center-left oriented coalition, the Concertación, had won every presidential election. In fact, Piñera is the first right-wing candidate to win a democratic presidential election since Jorge Allisandri Rodríguez won the presidency in 1958.

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Sri Lanka (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The end of the civil war has boosted long-term economic prospects for Sri Lanka. The economy is expected to grow over 6% in 2010. However, the humanitarian situation remains poor since the government has failed to address the grievances of the Tamil minority.