Kingdom of the Netherlands : Netherlands: 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Netherlands

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 3, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Strong macroeconomic foundations have so far largely shielded the Netherlands from recent financial turbulence. Despite a tightening labor market, inflation remains subdued. Employment has grown 1¼–1½ percent in 2007, on par with the rest of the Euro area. The external current account surplus remains large, and various approaches suggest that Dutch competitiveness is satisfactory. Fiscal performance, while staying strong, has been mildly procyclical since 2007. Long-term fiscal sustainability remains elusive, owing to population aging and its attendant budgetary costs.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/171

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 3, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451829587/1934-7685

Stock No:

1NLDEA2008002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

61

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