EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

ERM quarterly

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  • 23 heinäkuu 2014 | ERM Quarterly

    According to the 2014 spring forecast from the European Commission DG-ECFIN, ‘the economic outlook is strengthening’ and ‘leading indicators point to GDP growth gaining momentum’. Some measure of modest growth has now returned to the majority of Member States. This issue includes: Macroeconomic trends and prospects; Job creation and job loss at a glance (1/4/14 - 30/6/14); Sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; Restructuring support measures in focus: Italy; Sector in focus: Retail in the UK; Sector in focus: Healthcare in the Netherlands; Sector in focus: Tobacco.

  • 24 huhtikuu 2014 | ERM Quarterly

    According to the most recent European economic forecast from the European Commission’s DG-ECFIN, the recovery is broadening, as some measure of modest growth returns to the majority of Member States. DG-ECFIN also points to growing internal consumer demand as the driver of recent growth ‘reducing the dependency of the recovery on the external sector’. This first issue for 2014 includes: Macroeconomic trends and prospects; Job creation and job loss at a glance (1/1/14 - 31/3/14); Sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; National collective redundancy provisions; Sector in focus: Steep jobs decline in German PV industry; Sector in focus: More jobs losses in financial sector.

  • 28 tammikuu 2014 | ERM Quarterly

    Recent months have seen an improvement in economic outlook, a calming of the sovereign debt crisis and a stabilisation of unemployment rates. ECB President Mario Draghi was, however, cautious in his assessment of the emergent European recovery in January, calling it ‘modest’, ‘weak’ and ‘fragile’. This fourth issue for 2013 includes: Macroeconomic trends and prospects; Job creation and job loss at a glance (1/10/13 - 31/12/13); Sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; Support instruments for restructuring in Greece; Cases in focus: RTVV, Spain - Liepajas Metalurgs, Latvia; Retail sector in focus – Amazon's expansion.

  • 30 lokakuu 2013 | ERM Quarterly

    Prospects for growth in the EU are improving thanks to the combination of a smaller fiscal drag, stronger external demand and a gradual improvement in private sector lending conditions. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts that output will increase in the euro zone by 1.1% in 2014 after a 0.3% decline in 2013. This third issue for 2013 includes: Macroeconomic trends and prospects; Job creation and job loss at a glance (1/7/13 - 30/9/13); Sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; Support instruments for restructuring in Lithuania; Cases in focus: Airline restructuring - Air France and Lufthansa; Sector in focus – The postal services sector.

  • 23 heinäkuu 2013 | ERM Quarterly

    As in the first quarter of the year, the European economic outlook remains uncertain, the current recession being forecast to give way to modest growth in 2014. In June, the ECB revised its forecasts for growth in 2013 down to -0.6%, raising those for 2014 to +1.1%. This second issue for 2013 includes: Macroeconomic trends and prospects; Job creation and job losses at a glance (1/4/13 - 30/6/13); Sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; Support instruments for restructuring in Croatia; Cases in focus: ERT, Greece and Alpine Bau, Austria; Sector in focus – The construction sector.

  • 18 huhtikuu 2013 | ERM Quarterly

    The global economy has begun to strengthen over the last quarter but the euro crisis and and associated fiscal policy responses continue to serve as a drag on European growth. This first issue for 2013 includes: Macroeconomic trends and prospects; Job creation and job losses at a glance (1/1/13 - 31/3/13); Sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; Case in focus - National Bank of Greece; Support measures in focus - Legal frameworks of restructuring; Sector in focus – Manufacturing.

  • 21 tammikuu 2013 | ERM Quarterly

    While the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis appears to have entered a less acute phase, the economic outlook for the coming months remains poor, with weak growth predicted and unemployment continuing to increase. The fourth issue for 2012 includes: macroeconomic trends and prospects; job creation and job losses at a glance (1/10/-31/12/2012); sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; Country in focus – Sweden; Irish restructuring support measures in focus; Sector in focus – the newspaper industry.

  • 30 lokakuu 2012 | ERM Quarterly

    After the output falls between the second quarters of 2008 and 2009, the EU economy is again very close to recession. Real GDP has contracted in two of the last three quarters: quarter-on-quarter, real GDP growth was -0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2011, 0% in the first quarter of 2012 and is estimated to be -0.1% in the second quarter of 2012 (-0.3% when compared to the second quarter of 2011). The third issue for 2012 includes: macroeconomic trends and prospects; job creation and job losses at a glance (1/7/-30/9/2012); sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; Recent restructuring in Ireland; Fostering innovation; Peugeot restructuring.

  • 19 heinäkuu 2012 | ERM Quarterly

    With GDP growth stagnating, the unemployment rate continuing its upward trend, and unresolved sovereign debt issues in many Member States, it is not easy to be optimistic about the prospects for EU labour markets. The best news tends to be of the ‘it could be worse’ variety. The second issue for 2012 includes: macroeconomic trends and prospects; job creation and job losses at a glance (1/4/-30/6/2012); sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; 'Solidarity contract' saves 1,000 jobs at Safilo in Italy; Working time flexibility; Airline mergers and retrenchment; Shifts in employment structure in Europe and the USA.

  • 18 huhtikuu 2012 | ERM Quarterly

    Significant ECB interventions in December 2011 and February 2012 have helped to stabilise, at least in the short-term, Eurozone sovereign debt concerns. A fresh focus on the essentials of economic activity reveals a weakening EU economy with an increasing likelihood that the Union is already in a double-dip recession. The first issue for 2012 includes: macroeconomic trends and prospects; job creation and job losses at a glance (1/1/-31/3/2012); sectoral distribution of job losses/job gains, and top five cases; filling the 'Nokia gap' in Jucu, Romania; restructuring support measures under the spotlight; - restructuring in the pharmaceutical sector; life and work after the offshoring of a clothing factory in the Welsh valleys.

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