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Country Profile The Netherlands (Engelstalig)

This booklet provides the reader with relevant background information about Dutch history, demographics and economic structure. Furthermore, an overview is given of the main economic challenges facing the Dutch economy. Taken together, the information offers a bird’s-eye view on the Netherlands.

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Country Report Russia (Engelstalig)

Russia’s oil and gas dependent economy has started to recover slowly from the sharp downturn in 2009, with real GDP growth estimated at 4.2% and 4% in the next two years.

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Taiwan (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The island of Taiwan has a dynamic, capitalist economy which has sharply rebounded from the effects of the global financial crisis. Economic activity will expand by over 9% yoy in 2010, a large improvement from the 1.9% contraction in 2009.

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Maldives (Country report) (Engelstalig)

A structural country risk the Maldives are facing is climate change. If the sea level rises only by a couple of meters, the majority of the Maldives will be submerged. The political situation is very unstable, as the opposition and the ruling party are frequently at loggerheads hindering any progress on reforms.

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Angola (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Angola’s economic performance is almost completely determined by the global demand for oil. In fact, oil related taxes amount to 90% of total taxes. It is therefore not surprising that Angola’s economy took a hit when oil prices dropped dramatically as a result of the global recession

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Cyprus (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Cyprus has performed relatively well in the face of the global recession. Although it especially suffered from reduced foreign demand, growth is expected to pick up, albeit slowly.

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Ghana (Country update) (Engelstalig)

The large macroeconomic imbalances with which Ghana entered the global financial crisis have narrowed recently. However, there are still sizeable vulnerabilities.

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Country Report Morocco (Engelstalig)

Morocco’s stable growth and banking sector, despite the global crisis, mark the county’s present relatively sound economic state.

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Morocco (Country report) (Engelstalig)

Morocco’s stable growth and banking sector, despite the global crisis, mark the county’s present relatively sound economic state.

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Country Report The Netherlands (Engelstalig)

The Dutch economy shrank by 4% in 2009, the biggest post-war decline. However, the much stronger than the foreseen upturn in the world trade is the main reason for the economy regaining growth in the second half of 2009.

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Cameroon (Country report) (Engelstalig)

In the past, Cameroon benefited from being a small oil-exporting economy (10% of GDP, but 40% of exports and fiscal revenues in 2008). Oil exploitation created fluctuating trade and budget surpluses and attracted inward foreign investments.

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Country Report Hungary (Engelstalig)

Hungary struggled through the financial and economic crisis in 2009. The economy shrunk by 7% and there was little room for fiscal stimulus as Hungary had to adhere to the conditions of the IMF attached to the aid package.

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Country Report Bulgaria (Engelstalig)

Similar to other Eastern European countries, the financial crisis hit Bulgaria mainly through a drop in export demand, tighter credit facilities and general risk aversion against the region. The economy shrunk by 5% in 2009.

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Malaysia (Country report) (Engelstalig)

The global recession in 2009 hit Malaysia via the trade channel. The highly export dependent economy experienced a steep decline in external demand for its export products last year.

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Country Report Ukraine (Engelstalig)

Ukraine’s country risk profile has improved somewhat recently, but overall risks remain high. A new government, controlled by the party of newly elected president Yanukovych, has taken power, which has ended the political paralysis and infighting of the preceding years.