RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek


Country Report Chile (Engelstalig)

Chile’s economy has continued to perform well in 2012. As elections will take place in October, 2013 will be an important political year. One of the main tasks of both the current and a new government is preventing an energy crisis.


Country Report Kazachstan (Engelstalig)

President Nazerbayev rules in an authoritarian manner and has no significant opposition. The banking sector remains weak as it is still recovering from a default of the country’s third largest bank. For 2013, the economy is estimated to grow by 7%.


Country Report Ukraine (Engelstalig)

The political situation in the Ukraine is troubling, since President Yanukovych is ruling Ukraine in an authoritarian manner. The economy is in bad shape as the country is running twin deficits and in desperate need of additional external financing.


Paraguay (Update country report) (Engelstalig)

Right when Paraguay seemed to be have recovered from an earlier outbreak of foot and mouth disease, a new outbreak was reported in early January. Meanwhile, Paraguay has also been hit by a drought.


Country Report Turkey (Engelstalig)

After nearly overheating in 2011, Turkey’s economic growth came to a halt in 2012, as the government and Central Bank successfully cooled domestic demand and reined in the massive influx of portfolio investments.


Country Report Brazil (Engelstalig)

With GDP growing by only 1%, 2012 has been a disappointing year for Brazil. Low unemployment and investment will constrain economic growth in the coming years. However, the government seems somewhat more willing to address Brazil’s structural issues.


Country Report Jordan (Engelstalig)

The precarious social situation is the largest country risk in Jordan, as protests continue in the wake of the Arab Spring. The country runs substantial twin deficits, which is worrisome. The economy is forecast to grow by 3% in 2013.

Economisch commentaar Engelstalige versie

Nederland terug in recessie

De Nederlandse economie was in de tweede helft van 2012 voor de derde keer in de afgelopen vier jaar in recessie. Recente ont­wik­ke­lingen wijzen op stabilisatie, maar de vooruitzichten blijven zwak en onzeker.