Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Netherlands: developments after cabinet fails to agree on austerity measures

Eurozoneremarks - The Netherlands after 'Catshuis' talks failed

Dear reader,

after 7 weeks of negotiations between coalition partners VVD & CDA and 'supporting'  party PVV it looks as if there are new elections to be held in the Netherlands in September/October 2012. In order to follow ongoing events there will be some reports posted here. As always check for updates.  

Statement of prime minister Rutte after austerity negotiations failed

Apr 22nd 2012 *
Chaos days at PVV '5 Mps threathened to quit' (dedagelijksestandaard)
Apr 22nd 2012 *
Blok(VVD): PVV faction withdrew support for Wilders (NOS)
Apr 22nd 2012 #
The Netherlands is sliding towards a crisis (WSJ_de)
Apr 22nd 2012

Dutch Leader Rutte May Seek Budget Deal Before Early Elections
Apr 21st 2012

Dutch Austerity Talks Fail as Geithner Prods Europe ¹
Apr 21st 2012

Dutch government austerity talks collapse ²
Apr 21st 2012

Dutch Early Elections Likely After Wilders Opposes Budget ³
Apr 21st 2012 *
Dutch FinMin de Jager 'will do everything' to retain AAA rating DFT
Apr 21st 2012 *
The Netherlands could finally loose its 'AAA' status (welingelichte kringen)
Apr 18th 2012 *
Cabinet Rutte gets a 'D' (FTM)

* pdf CPB economic forecast that led to the walkout of Mr Wilders. (dut, pdf)

Some more info on the breakdown of Dutch cabinet 
for Twitter updates as well for latest developments and analysis

Follow: @andrs_mr 
Live blog: What next in The Hague  (dut, NOS publ. TV)
Live blog: an exiting day in The Hague  (dut,RTL)
BNR - business news radio  (dut, radio&web info)

Here are some 'older' articles on The Netherlands

* = Dutch, # = German language

¹ = via @NYTimes

² = via @germany_news

³ = via @tiefseher

Saturday, April 21, 2012

CPB data: forecast Dutch economy 2012-2015 for Dutch government

Dear reader,

the meetings held in 'Catshuis' in order to agree on a budget 2013 broke down. After almost 7 weeks Mr Wilders (PVV party) left the negotiations because he wanted to protect pensioners from cuts in coming years. (he said so) So although it's uncertain what happens next (new elections in July or September it seems) the Dutch institute that provided that crucial economic forecast for the government (led by PM Rutte (VVD)) published its findings, which led to the breakdown of those austerity negotiations : (according to Mr Wilders)

CPB data official website  (via @CentraalPB) About CPB (eng)

alternative website (mirror by Dutch public TV, if CPB website is down again) 
(via @rietbergen)(pdf, Dutch, 8 pages)

CPB: moderate economic recovery after 2012 (eng)
complete report pdf, Dutch, 138 pages

Calculations of proposed measures of various Dutch parties:
green-left , PvdA (Labor) , D'66 (center left), Christian union
(all in Dutch, April 26th)

The Netherlands: 8 charts on economy 2007 - 2012 (by Scott Barber/Reuters)

Some more info on breakdown of dutch cabinet
(revisit this site for more insight in Dutch politics, and/or follow @andrs_mr)

A translation of the Dutch PM Rutte's statement on the failure of austerity talks will be available here later. 

Dutch PM to announce cabinet resignation -sources

If you want to follow (Twitter) some people with knowledge of Dutch politics,economics etc:
click here for directory and/or follow: @andrs_mr

Last update: Apr 29th, 1606 CET

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Follow on Twitter

Dear reader,

by clicking on a category you will get a table of Twitter accounts you possibly want to follow.
For the time being you will see the 'FOLLOW BUTTON' for direct following  above/below the complete table (giving you full name, title, country (if known)).
So once you have identified your desired 'leader' you want to follow, just click on the corresponding button.

Central banks Economists

Developments in The Netherlands

In the next couple of days more accounts (e.g. from economists, financial news outlets, politicians etc.) will be added.  
Here is a complete directory of accounts the author follows or knows.  
(but without 'follow button', yet)    

PRESENTING: The 101 Finance People You Have To Follow On Twitter  (Business Insider)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Wolfson Prize

Dear reader,

the Wolfson challenge for the best proposals for an orderly breakup of the eurozone has chosen the 5 most promising candidates for claiming the prize. The bigger story however seems to be the contribution made by an 11-(!)-year-old boy from The Netherlands.

Jun 5th 2012 The winning proposal by Roger Bootle: 
Leaving the euro: A practical guide (pdf,156 pages)

Debt crisis: 11-year-old Jurre Hermans wins €100 for 'pizza and pancake' Greek euro exit plan
Lord Wolfson: Why an easy exit from the euro is impossible
Apr 6th Sechs Masterpläne für das Ende der Euro-Zone

Wolfson Economics Prize

related stories: 
British research institute investigates return of guilder on behalf of PVV
Arnab Das & Nouriel Roubini: A Divorce Settlement for the Eurozone

latest update: Jun 7th 2012