For the past two years, the ECB has kept its contractionary policy regime unchanged to alleviate persistent inflationary pressure. During FY23, economic repercussions were noticeable and inflation rate projections in the Eurozone now closely reach the ECB’s 2% target. Following recent announcements, the ECB might even front run the Fed as they gave strong hints for the first rate cuts again in 2024. 

We are excited to introduce the sixth edition of State of the Banks, offering valuable insights in the exceptional (financial) performance of the four largest Dutch banks, and how they navigate the complexities of the industry. This year, we have also integrated a complete new chapter that focuses on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations. 


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