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Economic update August 2023

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31st August 2023

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In the August 2023 edition of the Economic Update, our economists delve into a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the global economy.

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    Country Report Brazil 2020

    Country Report

    • Brazil
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    10th November 2020

    An economic contraction of more than 4% as domestic demand has suffered

    Country Report Canada 2019

    Country Report

    • Canada
    • General economic

    7th February 2019

    Despite a forecast growth slowdown in 2019 the economy should still experience positive momentum, with low unemployment and manageable inflation.

    Market Monitor Construction Belgium 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Belgium
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    Despite decreases the level of payment delays and insolvencies will remain high in 2017 as a full-scale rebound is not expected for the time being.

    Market Monitor Construction France 2017

    Market Monitor

    • France
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    The recovery of the construction sector has finally gained some momentum, but competition remains fierce, and prices and profitability are still low.

    Market Monitor Construction Germany 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Germany
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    Despite continued growth during the last ten years and a benign outlook the level of building activity seen in the 1990s has not been reached again.

    Market Monitor Construction The Netherlands 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Netherlands
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    The recovery of the Dutch construction sector continued in 2016, but there is still overcapacity in the market, and a consolidation has yet to take place.

    Market Monitor Construction UK 2017

    Market Monitor

    • United Kingdom
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    Uncertainty in the British construction market is expected to increase in the coming years, especially as a ‘hard Brexit’ seems to be most probable.

    Market Monitor Construction Italy 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Italy
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    Italian building cooperatives and smaller companies focused on domestic residential construction remain highly exposed to the risk of business failure.

    Market Monitor Construction US 2017

    Market Monitor

    • USA
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    Future US construction growth could get an additional boost if, as announced, the new US administration invests heavily in infrastructure improvements.

    Market Monitor Construction Australia 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Australia
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    A modest recovery is forecast in the non-residential segment due to stronger private demand and activity picking up in the infrastructure building sector.

    Market Monitor Construction Saudi Arabia 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Saudi Arabia
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    Due to the deterioration in demand competition has increased, as builders operate on lower margins in order to obtain the remaining available business.

    Market Monitor Construction Singapore 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Singapore
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    Private building projects are expected to decrease due to less benign economic conditions and an increased supply completed housing projects and offices.

    Market Monitor Construction Spain 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Spain
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    Construction payment delays and insolvencies have decreased, mainly because financially weak players already left the market during the past downturn.

    Market Monitor Construction Sweden 2017

    Market Monitor

    • Sweden
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    Value added construction growth is expected to grow by more than 2.5% in 2017, but due to fierce competition many smaller players have low margins.

    Market Monitor Construction UAE 2017

    Market Monitor

    • United Arab Emirates
    • Construction

    14th February 2017

    After rising in 2016, non-payments are expected to increase further in the coming six months, while business closures are also increasing further.

    Oil market finally approaching balance?

    Economic Note

    • Algeria,
    • Angola,
    • General economic

    7th February 2017

    The price of oil has stabilised, largely thanks to OPEC’s shift in policy. The market is expected to rebalance in 2018 driving up prices in the medium term.

    Country Report China 2017

    Country Report

    • China
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    The on-going economic slowdown, overcapacities and high indebtedness of many businesses will lead to further increasing business insolvencies in 2017.

    Country Report India 2017

    Country Report

    • India
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    India’s economic growth outlook for 2017 remains robust, but a rather weak banking sector and high foreign indebtedness of domestic firms remain concerns.

    Country Report Indonesia 2017

    Country Report

    • Indonesia
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    Despite an expected GDP growth rate of more than 5% in 2017 structural weaknesses remain, and firms are increasingly vulnerable to currency volatility.

    Country Report Japan 2017

    Country Report

    • Japan
    • Agriculture,
    • Automotive/Transport,

    31st January 2017

    Subdued economic growth despite massive stimulus measures remains an issue, while exports are helped by a yen depreciation against the USD in 2017.