RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Country Report Brunei (Engelstalig)

Brunei’s economy contracted by 1.8% in 2013, but growth will be positive, though muted this year. The government has started to gradually introduce a sharia penal code.

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Country Report The Bahamas (Engelstalig)

The Bahamas is a small yet rich island economy that faces challenges in the area of fiscal consolidation and generating GDP growth.

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Country Report UAE (Engelstalig)

The UAE’s economy is estimated to grow at a solid pace of 4-5% in the coming years. Meanwhile, the run up in asset prices has increased fears of a renewed speculative bubble.

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Country Report Bahrain (Engelstalig)

Economic growth in Bahrain is estimated to slow to around 3% in 2014. Government finances are strained due high social spending and large energy subsidies.

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Country Report Suriname (Engelstalig)

The Surinam economy is growing robustly, and growth is estimated at around 4% in 2014 and 2015. President Bouterse remains the favourite for the 2015 presidential elections, despite tensions within his coalition.

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Country Report Argentina (Engelstalig)

The devaluation of the peso in January is likely to spur already high inflation in Argentina to over 30% and economic growth is expected to contract slightly in 2014. A new economic team has improved monetary policy.

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Country Report Austria (Engelstalig)

Austria’s economic growth is set to gain steam, but its banks may face rising challenges in Russia and Ukraine, where they have sizeable exposures. Meanwhile, the re-elected ‘Grand Coalition’ government finally decided on a bad bank solution for Hypo Alpe Adria.

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Country Report Turkey (Engelstalig)

Turkey’s external vulnerabilities decreased in the first quarter of this year, as the current account deficit started to decline and net capital inflows resumed. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Erdoğan’s dominant position was strengthened by his party’s victory at the March 30th municipal elections.

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Country Report Slovenia (Engelstalig)

Slovenia avoided a sovereign bail-out last year, as an asset quality review revealed manageable bank recapitalization costs. Yet, the country is not out of the woods yet, as its increasingly instable government struggles to rein in this year’s budget deficit.