Anti-Islam nationalist party PVV will not be in the next Dutch government after the elections in March of this year, according to ING economists Martin van Vliet and Dimitry Flemming. In a report titled Much ado about nothing... probably, they list several reasons why they believe Geert Wilders and his PVV will not cause political earthquakes after the elections, Business Insider Nederland reports.
The controversial trade agreement between Europe and the United States TTIP will be good for the Dutch economy, according to 71 percent of economists panel Me Judice in a Nieuwsuur survey
Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants the Netherlands to return to the atmosphere of the Golden Age. According to him, there are many pillars on which the enterprising Netherlands can build on.
The Ducth economy will grow by 1.5 percent in 2015, twice as fast as in 2014. There is however no reason for exuberant optimism, say economist of Rabobank in their Vision of 2015.
Economic analysts from ING and ABN Amro have differing predictions on the state of construction in The Netherlands this year. ABN Amro says that there will be a 1 percent decrease in production this year, whereas ING thinks there will be 3.5 percent growth. Analysts from the Economic Institute for Construction now want to know how these numbers are drawn up, BNR reports.
The Rabobank is counting on it that housing prices will rise this year. The bank's economic office is saying that sale homes will on average become between 0 and 1 percent more expensive this year, and between 1 and 3 percent more expensive next year, according to a report from the biggest mortgage office of the Netherlands.
Due to the intensely dry weather in the United States and Brazil, the price of coffee beans, among other goods, is skyrocketing.