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Nov 29, 2013
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Dutch downgrade is a lagging indicator

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By Viktoria Dendrinou

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

And then there were three. Standard & Poor’s decision to strip the Netherlands of its triple-A credit rating leaves only Germany, Finland and tiny Luxembourg enjoying top-notch status in the euro zone. It is hard to argue with the assessment, but it would be wrong to see the downgrade as a red flag about the country’s economic health. While the Netherlands’ recovery from its housing bust is all too slow, property prices are bottoming, debt is low and reform is underway. Other euro zone members are bigger worries.

Aug 23, 2013
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Germany is not the euro zone – what a shame

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By Viktoria Dendrinou

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

The euro zone is doing better, but its latest improvements are worryingly uneven. Germany remains far ahead. This unbalanced recovery could lead to more trouble.

Jun 18, 2013
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G8 shouldn’t just act on tax – it should preach

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By Viktoria Dendrinou

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

The G8 is likely to take some action on corporate tax avoidance. But action by the leading rich nations isn’t enough. They need to preach.