dutch economy

Jan 6 '17 09:53

The Dutch economy will show solid growth again this year, though it will be weaker than in 2016, ING's Economic Bureau predicts in estimates published on Friday. The bank expects 1.6 percent growth this year, compared to 2.2 percent last year, ANP reports.

The lower growth can partly be attributed to the housing market downshifting compared to the buoyant growth in the past few years. Turbulent world trade is also expected to lower exports this year. 

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Nov 22 '16 17:25

International studnets who stay and work in the Netherlands after graduating provide 1.57 billion euros per year to the Dutch economy, according to calculations by EP-Nuffic based on figures from the government. An estimated 25 percent of international graduates stay in the Netherlands for the restof their lives, ANP reports.

Almost 75 thousand international sstudents are registered for a full degree at a Dutch university of college. Tey have 161 different nationalities.

Nov 15 '16 15:15

The Dutch economy grew by 0.7 percent in the third quarter compared to the second quarter and by 2.4 percent compared to the third quarter in 2015, according to the initial figures by Statistics entherlands. This is the 10th quarter in a row that the Dutch economy showed growth.

Statistics Netherlands mainly attributes the growth to exports and household consumption. Consumers spent more on electronics, restaurants and other forms of entertainment. More foreign tourists also visited the Netherlands. 

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Aug 19 '16 11:40

The tourism sector is playing an increasingly prominent role in the Dutch economy, according to Statistics Netherlands. Last year tourism spending in the Netherlands amounted to 72,7 billion euros. Growing 5 percent for the second consecutive year.

Aug 12 '16 11:10

In the second quarter of this year the Dutch economy grew by 0.6 percent compared to the previous quarter, continuing its steady growth for nine quarters in a row, Statistics Netherlands announced on Friday in its first calculations.

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Jun 29 '16 11:10

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union will likely do "substantial damage" to the growth of the Dutch economy, ING Economic Bureau said on Tuesday. The bank lowered its economic growth forecast for 2016 from 2.1 percent to 1.8 percent and for next year from 1.9 percent to 1.3 percent

Jun 3 '16 11:01

The Central Planning Bureau expects that the Dutch economy will grow by 1.8 percent this year, according to an estimate released on Friday. This growth is the same as what the CPB predicted in March

May 30 '16 16:20

The European Central Bank's "abnormal measures" policy of keeping interest rates low and buying up debt is no longer having effect because these measures are now considered normal, the Central Planning Bureau concludes in its annual report on important economic developments and financial risks for the Dutch economy

May 13 '16 14:45

The Dutch economy continued its steady growth for the 8th quarter in a row. In the first quarter of 2016 the economy grew 0.5 percent compared to the previous quarter and 1.4 percent compared to the first quarter of last year, according to Statistics Netherlands' preliminary calculations.

Apr 5 '16 11:30

Criminal activities involving drugs, illegal prostitution, illegal gambling and similar crimes contribute about 2.7 billion euros to the Netherlands' economy a year. That means that criminal activities account for about 0.4 percent of the Dutch economy, according to an estimate by Statistics Netherlands at the request of broadcaster RTL Z.

Mar 30 '16 13:40

The Dutch economy will grow an average of 1.8 percent per year in the period 2018 to 2021, according to the medium-term expectations of the Central Planning Bureau. Despite the economic growth, the CPB warns that Dutch households' purchasing power will not increase

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Mar 29 '16 10:27

The Netherlands' Ambassadors Conference is starting in The Hague today. For the coming week Dutch ambassadors, consulates and permanent representatives at international institutions will meet and discuss developments in the Netherlands, the government's policy and important topics for the coming year.

Mar 25 '16 13:25

Last year the Dutch economy grew slightly more than Statistics Netherlands calculated based on preliminary figures last month. According to the statistics office, the economy grew by 2 percent, instead of 1.9 percent, and is now back up to pre-crisis levels. Dutch households also have more disposable income and consumer spending was significantly higher in the last quarter of 2015 than a year earlier.

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Feb 19 '16 16:20

Educating foreign doctoral students does not cost the Government money, but is instead a boost to the economy. Tax income from foreign PhD students who stay in the Netherlands after graduating, easily compensate for the costs of training them, according to the Central Planning Bureau in a report published on Friday.

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Feb 12 '16 09:23

The International Monetary Fund expects that the Dutch economy will show the same growth in 2016 and 2017 that it did last year, according to a report released on Thursday

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Dec 30 '15 10:06

In December almost all key indicators on the state of the Dutch economy are positive and most of the indicators on CBS Business Cycle Tracer are doing better than their long-term trend, Statistics Netherlands announced on Wednesday. The economic outlook is somewhat better than last month.

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Dec 30 '15 07:57

Over the past few months Dutch people were most concerned about the arrival of refugees and asylum seekers in the Netherlands, according to the fourth quarter of this year's report on citizens' perspective by the Social and Cultural Planning Office.

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Nov 10 '15 15:30

The International Monetary Fund believes that the Dutch tax system encourages the accumulation of debt and has advised the Dutch authorities to address the situation. According to the IMF, both Dutch businesses and individual consumers are guilty of borrowing too much.

Nov 5 '15 13:07

The Dutch economy has entered a stable growth path that can continue in the future. After seven years the Netherlands has finally returned to the economic level before the crisis in 2008 and 2009. Though unemployment is still a concern and the gross domestic product per capita is still 2.8 percent lower than in 2008.

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Oct 14 '15 16:50

The next big loser after Oranje were eliminated from the European Championships in France next year, losing 2-3 to the Czech Republic, will be major parts of the Dutch economy. Revenue losses for the supermarket/retail industry are estimated to be as much as 50 million euros.

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Sep 30 '15 17:34

A wide range of economic indicators suggest that the Dutch economy is doing better than long-term forecasting predicted, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The data also shows that the economic situation in September 2015 outperformed the economy in August.

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Sep 15 '15 11:22

Nearly a third of Dutch residents believe that the Netherlands should close the borders for all forms of immigration, including workers from other European countries. Almost half of the Dutch population believe that the refugees will have a negative effect on the Dutch economy.

Sep 10 '15 14:59

The Dutch economy is going to grow even faster after the government's planned tax cuts, according to Rabobank's quarterly economic report. The Dutch gross domestic product is expected to grow by 2.25 percent this year and 2.75 percent next year. Much stronger growth than last year's 0.9 percent

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Sep 7 '15 15:34

Oranje's threatening elimination from the European Championships after the 3-0 loss against Turkey could cost parts of the Dutch economy tens of millions of euros.

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