RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

Themabericht

Germany and further EU integration (Engelstalig)

Elections in Germany in 2013 might result in a stable and EU-friendly grand coalition. However, recent appeals against the ESM ratification suggest that politicians will be constrained by legal boundaries regarding further EU integration.

Themabericht

Retail and investment banking (Engelstalig)

In this study we analyse the feasibility of Dutch implementation of the British (Vickers) and American (Volcker) proposals for separating retail and investment banking or a ban on proprietary trading, respectively.

Themabericht

Fiscal Compact zal crisis niet voorkomen

Met het 'Fiscal Compact' wordt het streven naar een structureel begrotingsevenwicht in nationale wetgeving verankerd. Dit is verstandig, maar niet voldoende om financiële crises in de toekomst te voorkomen.

Economisch commentaar

German deliberations on the ESM (Engelstalig)

On July 10, the German Constitutional Court holds the first hearing regarding appeals against the ESM, the fiscal compact and an amendment to Article 136 TFEU, which legally anchors a stability mechanism in the Treaty.

Economisch commentaar

United Kingdom: Opening the monetary spigots (Engelstalig)

The UK monetary authorities have come up with new credit easing and quantitative easing measures to jump-start the ailing economy. We continue to remain unconvinced that these measures will materially alter the economic outlook.