RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Hungary (Country Report) (Engelstalig)

Hungary's economic situation leaves much to be desired. After contracting by nearly 7% in 2009, the economy grew by less than 2% in the subsequent years, only to fall back into recession at the start of 2012.

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Brazil (Country Update) (Engelstalig)

Brazil's economic growth has been disappointing, with growth falling to 2.7% in 2011 and an expected 2% (at most) in 2012. The central bank has been lowering its policy rate to a record-low 7.5%.

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Sri Lanka (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Sri Lanka is an island situated in the Indian Sea. The end of the 26-year long civil war in May 2009 has majorly boosted its economic prospects. Overall, the socio-political situation seems to be the largest risk for Sri Lanka.

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Cyprus (Country update) (Engelstalig)

The Cypriot economy is deteriorating at an alarming speed. As the country's large financial sector is heavily exposed to Greek debt, its banks have been struggling to remain solvent.

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Lithuania (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Lithuania's recovery will slow in 2012, as domestic demand is still recovering and eurozone demand will be slow, reducing the growth of Lithuania's export sector.

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Uzbekistan (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Uzbekistan's political situation is stable, but only as it is ruled in an authoritarian manner by President Karimov. The social situation is troublesome, since economic, religious and press freedom are strictly limited and corruption continues.

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Mongolia (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Mongolia's economy is growing by double-digit rates on the back of investments in the mining sector and expansionary fiscal policies. Mongolia's export structure is vulnerable, as it exports only a few commodities, nearly all to China.

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South Korea (Country report) (Engelstalig)

South Korea's export oriented economy is weathering the global economic slowdown relatively well, although growth is slowing. Economic policy continues to focus on stability rather than supporting growth.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

The Netherlands: Towards the elections (Engelstalig)

The Dutch economy has not yet managed to escape the mire, and faces rising unemployment, shrinking consumption, falling house prices and a lack of business investment. The coming months will be decisive in several respects.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Recovery Western economies remains slow (Engelstalig)

After a slowing of growth in 2012, growth in the global economy will pick up slightly next year. The recovery from the recession in 2008/2009 will however be extremely slow in Europe, the US and also Japan.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Global Economic Outlook: Growth differences (Engelstalig)

In many regions, real GDP growth slowed in the second quarter of 2012 compared to the first quarter. Sentiment indicators moreover as yet show no sign of an improvement. We are forecasting only a slight acceleration for next year to 3¾%.

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Kuwait (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The turmoil in the Arab world had little impact on Kuwait, although concerns of contagion remain. A large risk lies in the political sphere, wherefrictions severely hamper economic reforms. Economic growth is estimated at 5% in 2012.

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Libya (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Libya has been successful in rebuilding the oil fields that were damaged during the revolution and subsequent civil war. As a result, economic recovery will be more rapid than previously anticipated.

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Economic Update Belgium (Engelstalig)

Several indicators pointed to a mild GDP contraction in 12Q2, but the actual shrinkage was larger than expected. The weak investment climate and low sentiment levels of both consumers and producers do not bode well for a recovery in the short term.

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Economic Update Spain (Engelstalig)

Austerity measures are clearly having an adverse effect on economic activity. After a relatively modest pace of contraction in the first half of the year, we expect the pace of decline in economic activity to pick up in the second half.