RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Country Report Cyprus (Engelstalig)

Thanks to the bailout program Cyprus will, at least for the near future, remain in the eurozone. Cyprus will face a difficult and uncertain future though.

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Country Report South Africa (Engelstalig)

The largest and most modern economy of Sub Saharan Africa had a troublesome year as the large income disparities burst out into protracted industrial unrest, while domestic bottlenecks and low external demand took its toll on economic development.

Economisch commentaar

Nederland: werkloosheid neemt verder toe

Het werkloosheidspercentage kwam in maart uit op 6,4, een stijging van 0,2%-punt ten opzichte van februari. De afgelopen maanden nam de werkloosheid versneld toe, vooral doordat naast het hogere arbeidsaanbod nu ook de werkgelegenheid krimpt.

Economisch commentaar

China: Growth slows in first quarter (Engelstalig)

China´s economic growth slowed in the first quarter of 2013, against expectations. Chinese authorities don’t seem too concerned (yet) and take a cautious approach regarding further growth supporting policies. China´s growth estimate for 2013 is lowered to 7.5%-8%.

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Country Report Bahrain (Engelstalig)

The largest country risks for Bahrain lie in the political and social spheres. We expect the social unrest originated in the Arab spring to continue, but not on the scale seen in 2011. Economic growth is forecast at 3.5-4% in 2013.

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Country Report Slovakia (Engelstalig)

Economic growth in Slovakia decelerated from 3.2% in 2011 to 2.2% in 2012. Strong foreign demand for Slovak cars and foreign direct investment, the latter primarily by foreign car producers, were the main drivers of growth.