RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

UK: Recession 'made in Downing Street' (Engelstalig)

UK's economy has been going sideways since mid-2010 owing to harsh fiscal austerity measures. The release of 12Q1 GDP figure showed that the country entered a technical recession. Going forward, economic recovery is likely to remain tepid.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Global Economic Outlook: Policy makers rule (Engelstalig)

The global economy started 2012 reasonably well. We expect there to be a new mild upturn in growth in the second half of the year. But this depends very much on the efforts to deal with the crisis in Europe and economic policy elsewhere in the world.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Focus: The grass is greener to the East (Engelstalig)

As a result of its open character, the Dutch economy fluctuates along with the international economic cycle. The Netherlands is now again in recession, while GDP in Germany continues to grow. Is the grass greener in the East?

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Netherlands: Uncertainty continues (Engelstalig)

Dutch citizens are again facing a package of unprecedented spending cuts and increases in tax and social insurance contributions, at least by Dutch standards. The Spring Agreement should be seen as the start of further budgetary consolidation.