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Dissolution Brings New Risks

September 2010 | Political Risk Analysis

BMI View: We believe the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles, which is set to take place on October 10, will heighten economic risks in Curaçao and St Maarten as the transition to economic autonomy takes place during a period of weak external demand. On the other hand, Saba, St Eustatius and Bonaire look well placed to benefit from their transition to become Dutch municipalities, particularly with regard to social security.

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