RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek


Panama (Country Report) (Engelstalig)

Panama's economy continues to rank among the world's fastest growing economies. In order to save future Panama Canal revenues, a sovereign wealth fund has been established, which could strengthen public finances in the long-term.


Mexico (Country Update) (Engelstalig)

After years of congressional gridlock, Mexico's newly-elected president Enrique Pe?a Nieto has presented a comprehensive structural reform package. While the reforms look promising, he will likely face protracted negotiations with the opposition.


Latvia (Country Report) (Engelstalig)

Following its very deep recession in 2008/10, Latvia currently belongs to the fastest-growing EU member states. Thanks to its successful austerity strategy and low inflation, the country could join the euro area in 2014.


Economic Update Emerging Markets (Engelstalig)

Several emerging markets continue to experience a slowdown in growth. Growth in 12Q2 went down in both Russia and Turkey, while growth in China is likely to slow down further in Q3 as well. Meanwhile, industrial production in Mexico remained strong.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Emerging Markets Monitor: Groeivertraging

Na een periode van monetaire verkrapping zijn sinds de tweede helft van 2011 meer en meer opkomende economieën monetair beleid gaan gebruiken om de groei te stimuleren. We verwachten dat er meer nodig zal zijn om de economieën op gang te houden.


Nicaragua (Country Report) (Engelstalig)

Benefitting from strong foreign direct investments, Nicaragua's economy posted 4.7% economic growth last year. Still, Nicaragua remains heavily dependent on politically-motivated Venezuelan financial support.


Suriname (Country Report) (Engelstalig)

Benefitting from rising gold prices and foreign investment into its mining sector, Suriname's economic growth strengthened to 4.3% last year. However, the passage of an amendment to the Amnesty Law sparked sharp protests from Western countries.


Mexico (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Reflecting a very gradual US recovery, Mexico's economic growth is expected to cool down to 3.4% this year. Mexican politics are dominated by the July 1st legislative and presidential elections that will likely be won by the opposition.


Brunei (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Brunei's hydrocarbon-based economy has embarked on a gradual economic recovery and should benefit from strong Asian demand for its exports, as Japan is shifting its energy mix in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.