RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Argentina (Country update) (Engelstalig)

On the back of high commodity prices and very expansionary fiscal and monetary policies, Argentina’s economy has been growing rapidly. This has resulted in high inflation and a shrinking current account surplus.

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Australia (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The Australian economy has weathered the global financial and economic crisis relatively well and the deterioration in the public budget balance is easily accommodated by the low sovereign debt level.

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Austria (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Overall, the difficulties that the government could face from an outright crisis in the CEE countries have abated. And the confirmation of the AAA status of the sovereign by the rating agencies on the back of a relatively strong fiscal position will give the government enough room to support the banks should the need arise.

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Norway (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The economic outlook for the Norwegian economy is solid. As there have been significant fiscal and monetary stimulus measures during the crisis, it’s now time for the government to step back.

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Poland (Country update) (Engelstalig)

The general trend in Poland is continuation. Economic growth was solid at almost 4% in 2010 and is expected to stay at this level this year. The key factor will be whether investment will kick in again.

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Spain (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The Spanish economy is still coping with the consequences of the housing market boom and bust. We expect weak economic growth both this year and next, leading only to a very modest decline in the unemployment rate.

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Denmark (Country report) (Engelstalig)

So far the economic recovery in Denmark has only been modest. That said, the growth outlook has improved and the government is making progress with budgetary consolidation and more prudent financial regulation.

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Egypt (Country report) (Engelstalig)

A wave of protests of relatively loosely organized youth groups with support of Islamist and civil organizations forced an end to the 30+ years of Mubarak rule.

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Germany (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Germany’s strong economic recovery and resilient labour market are thanks to sound macro policies and the quick rebound in world trade. Risks to the reform agenda for Landesbanken and an escalation of the Eurozone debt crisis remain a medium-term concern.

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Ireland (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Even though the worst of the recession is now over, the Irish economy is set for a very slow economic recovery this year and next. Domestic demand will still contract this year, but continued export growth should be able to compensate for that.

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Bermuda (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Being renowned for its business-friendly tax climate and sophisticated financial infrastructure, the country has become the largest (re)insurance jurisdiction in the World after New York and London. Maintaining Bermuda’s favourable operating environment for the financial sector is a key policy objective.

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Canada (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Canada remains a well governed country and boasts a strong economy. The economic recovery is underway and risks to household finances are acknowledged and addressed.

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Bahrein (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Bahrain is a rich, small, liberal and free-trade island economy, which houses an important regional financial center and some major oil and aluminum processing plants. This combined with its strategic position between Saudi Arabia’s oil fields and nuclear Iran caused the US navy to select this kingdom as its most important base in the Persian Gulf

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Turkey (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The sudden contraction of the economy in 2009 was followed by a rapid recovery in 2010. Although the economy of Turkey is known for its flexibility, the risk of overheating has moved to the forefront.

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Woensdag Gehaktdag

Tijdens Prinsjesdag 2009 heeft het toenmalige kabinet Balkenende IV zijn regeringsbeleid voor 2010 gepresenteerd. Afgelopen woensdag bood de minister van Financiën, Jan Kees de Jager, het Financieel Jaarverslag (FJR) van het Rijk en de departementale jaarverslagen officieel aan de Tweede Kamer aan.