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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

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
Table Of Contents
Cover; Executive Summary; Contents; I. Macroeconomic Situation; Text Boxes; 1. Netherlands' External Competitiveness; II. Outlook; III. Policy Discussions; A. Fiscal Policy; B. Structural Policies; C. Financial Sector; 2. House Prices in the Netherlands; IV. Staff Appraisal; Tables; 1. Basic Data; 2. General Government Accounts, 2002-09; 3. The Core Set of Financial Soundness Indicators, 1998-2006; 4. Indicators of External and Financial Vulnerability, 2001-07; 5. Structural Measures to Raise Labor Participation and Enhance Productivity-Recent and Planned Actions
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