RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Has the world turned upside down? (Engelstalig)

The emerging markets are facing some headwinds. Slower growth in China together with the ‘taper’ talk in the US is weighing on economic activity.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Finally some tailwinds (Engelstalig)

There are signs that UK’s economic activity is gathering momentum. But the recovery is not on a solid footing yet and, therefore, needs to be nurtured. Should ‘forward guidance’ not succeed to stem the tightening of financial condi-tions, more QE will probably be reconsidered as an option, especially because the government will not opt for a slower pace of fiscal austerity.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

United Kingdom: Has the recovery finally arrived? (Engelstalig)

There are some signs that the UK recovery is gathering momentum. But the growth outlook remains very much dependent on the external economic envi-ronment. A re-escalation of the euro crisis can throw a spanner in the works. This is the translation of a part from the Dutch version of the Economic Quarterly.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

China: Disappointing growth not necessarily bad (Engelstalig)

Contrary to earlier expectations, China’s economic growth slowed slightly. This was not necessarily bad news, as the growth rate remained between 7.5%-8%, whereas significantly stronger or weaker growth would currently both be undesirable. This is the translation from the Dutch version of the Economic Quarterly -

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Light in the middle of the tunnel (Engelstalig)

The world has entered calmer waters since the beginning of this year. As such, some are already claiming that they are ‘seeing the light at the end of the tunnel’. We caution that there may still be some tunnel ahead.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

United Kingdom: growth stagnant, employment up? (Engelstalig)

UK’s recovery is still very sluggish while the labour market is going from strength to strength. The economic outlook is unlikely to improve materially unless the pace of fiscal consolidation is slowed.