Press releases

June 5, 2015

Three lessons learnt from seven years of stagnation in the eurozone

Three lessons may be learnt from the past seven years of financial crisis.

May 1, 2015

Dutch current account surplus is at most a Eurozone issue

The Netherlands has a large and persistent current account surplus, which has been a topic of international scrutiny, for example by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Commission (EC).

March 16, 2015

CPB has analysed alternatives for capital gains tax

Press release for the Central Economic Plan 2015

March 5, 2015

Steady recovery continues

For this year and the next, economic growth is projected to go up to 1.7% and 1.8%, respectively.

December 11, 2014

Low euro exchange rate and oil price contribute to recovery

Economic growth is projected to increase next year to 1½% GDP (gross domestic product).

October 31, 2014

Tax treaty shopping beneficial

Multinational enterprises are able to reduce their international corporate tax burden with 6 percent by routing their investments through third countries, the so-called "treaty shopping".

October 21, 2014

Structural budget balance indicator: improvements required

The widely used structural budget balance indicator has proven to be an imperfect measure of fiscal policy effort of member countries.

September 16, 2014

CPB: economic recovery remains fragile, purchasing power is increasing

The Dutch economy is projected to grow, both this year and the next, by ¾% and 1¼%, respectively. Purchasing power will increase this year by 1½% and next year by ½%.

August 14, 2014

Updated CPB forecast 2014-2015

Update of the macroeconomic CPB projections, for the finalisation of the decision-making process around the national budget for 2015

June 19, 2014

CPB publishes book about the possibilities of economic recovery

The Dutch economy will be able to return to pre-recession growth levels within a decade.