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Dec 13 '16 08:01

The Dutch economy and government finances are both in a much better state than expected a few months ago, according to Statistics Netherlands' December estimate. The Rutte II cabinet is expected to end its term without a deficit and the economy is reaching the level it was before the outbreak of the financial crisis in 2008, ANP reports..

The Statistics Netherlands accountants expect economic growth of 2.1 percent in 2017. That is the same level as this year, following a 2 percent growth last year. Three months ago 1.7 percent was expected for 2016 and 2017.

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 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

Jun 8 '15 13:57

By the end of this year the Dutch gross domestic product is expected to top the real level seen in 2008 for the first time since the financial crisis. This is according to De Nederlandsche Bank's latest half-yearly forecast, which was published on Monday.

Mar 27 '15 11:51

The Netherlands' government deficit amounted to 2.3 percent of the gross domestic product, the same as in 2013. Public debt also remained fairly stable at 68.8 percent of the gross domestic product.

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Mar 11 '15 13:57

PvdA leader Diederik Samsom is willing to let the government deficit increase for the safety of Groningen or for tax cuts, he said in an interview Wednesday Het Parool reports.

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Mar 6 '15 09:25

The reduction in gas extraction in Groningen as well as the low gas price will result in 1.5 to 2 billion euros less for the Dutch treasury this year. This is according to Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (Finance, PvdA) who discussed the matter on the talk show Pauw last night.

Mar 5 '15 13:51

According to the Central Planning Bureau (CPB), the Dutch economy is recovering steadily.

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