RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek


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.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

The Netherlands: the recession rages on (Engelstalig)

Both the speed at which the Dutch economy is deteriorating and the depth of the recession are unprecedented. The Dutch economy is going through a deep downturn this year and is expected to contract by 6% in real terms in 2009.

Kwartaalbericht Woningmarkt

Dutch Housing Market Quarterly (Engelstalig)

In view of the current deterioration in the housing market, the Rabobank envisages a nominal house price drop of 5% for 2009, and a nominal drop of 1% for 2010. Downward risks for sentiment among house buyers and for market dynamics continue to prevail.


China: 6.5% is 3.5%, really! (Engelstalig)

The Chinese government publish consistently higher growth figures during economic downturns in the hope of maintaining social stability. Hence, we expect a growth figure close to 6.5% yoy for 2009, while the true figure will be closer to 3.5%.


India's capital account: open sesame (Engelstalig)

For India, the debate to fully open the capital account is a long-standing one. This Special Report elaborates on why India needs foreign capital and demonstrates that the country has already been gradually opening the capital account. This has led to India being in fact more open than meets the eye, but still has a long way to go.


Remittances: A source running dry? (Engelstalig)

The effect of the current economic slowdown on remittances is still unknown. Common sense would suggest that all countries with a high reliance on remittances from workers abroad would now be in serious trouble. However, several scientific studies have shown that remittance flows were relatively unaffected.

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.


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.


Uncovering country risk in bond spreads (Engelstalig)

When assessing risk in emerging markets, rating agencies used to apply the theory of the sovereign ceiling. This report highlights the reason behind the rating agencies dropping this theory. Furthermore, it shows why investing in local companies at times is less risky than investing in the sovereign.


HIPC debt relief: less debt, more growth and development? (Engelstalig)

In the last few years Sub-Sahara Africa has experienced the strongest economic growth in more than thirty years. This report explains how the so-called HIPC debt relief initiative has contributed to this reversal of economic fortunes. While the debt relief itself was useful, it is the conditions that were attached that made the real difference.


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.