RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

Economisch commentaar

Will Greece face trouble rolling over its debt? (Engelstalig)

Rumours are mounting that a Greek syndicated bond issue is to be launched within days. This is an important event as the success or failure of such issuance will determine whether the Greeks have to go cap in hand to the European Commission or not.

Economisch commentaar

The start of a Dutch consumer recovery? (Engelstalig)

Dutch households withdrew €1.2 billion from savings accounts in October and November 2009. Does this mean that consumers are ready to increase spending? Or is this money merely meant to cover income losses?

Economisch commentaar

Should the Greeks go on a holiday? (Engelstalig)

Some market participants and notable economists are arguing that Greece needs to exit the eurozone, even temporarily, in order to regain its external competitiveness. As attractive as this option sounds, we are inclined to strongly disagree.

Economisch commentaar

Germany no longer the exportweltmeister (Engelstalig)

China has taken over Germany as the world’s export champion. But this is indeed a positive development for Germany and the government should actively pursue policies to rebalance the economy even more towards domestic demand.

Economisch commentaar

Germany's 09Q4 growth can disappoint (Engelstalig)

Germany’s economy has contracted by a record 5.0% y-o-y in 2009. Quarterly growth in 09Q4 should be flat. However, the business surveys and the orders data suggest that economy has expanded moderately in 09Q4.

Special Engelstalige versie

Visie 2010: globalisering op een kruispunt

In termen van globalisering bevinden we ons op meerdere terreinen op een kruispunt. In deze themastudie werpen wij onze blik - meer nog dan in onze economische Visie op 2010 en verder - op de toekomst en vragen ons af in welk krachtenveld de economische en politieke wereldorde aan het veranderen is.

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Towards a Balanced Deposit Guarantee System in Europe (Engelstalig)

The prevailing 'temporary emergency' deposit guarantee system (DGS) in Europe should be revised and adjusted when the largest turbulences in the banking sector are over. This DGS is not beneficial for financial stability and competition in banking.

Special Engelstalige versie

Maak de euro sterker

De euro staat onder druk. Ten opzichte van de dollar heeft de Europese munt na een sterke opmars weer terrein moeten inleveren. Het is daarom tijd om de Europese valuta institutioneel te versterken.

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Overview EU-Cooperative banking sector (Engelstalig)

This report provides an overview of the key figures of the co-operative banks and their structures. Many data can also be found in annual reports but a comprehensive overview has so far been lacking.

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Social cohesion in Europe (Engelstalig)

The European Union has made strengthening social cohesion a clear priority and the European co-operative banks also focus considerable attention on the topic.

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Retail Banking Strategies in Europe (Engelstalig)

The emphasis in this study lies on retail banking in the broadest sense of the word. We start with a brief summary of well-known trends in banking and then focus on domestic and international banking strategies, respectively.