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Dutch economy approaching the top of the business cycle

The Dutch economy has fully recovered from the crisis. In 2018 and 2019 growth will remain high and the Dutch economy will reach the top of the business cycle. Producer confidence is at the highest level ever measured, but inflation remains relatively low.

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Catalan separatists tone down defiant stance

The risk of a new clash between Catalonia and Madrid in the coming weeks has dropped. Tensions will remain high in the coming years, but Catalonia will stay part of Spain. Notably, the political crisis has had limited impact on Spain’s economy.

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The economic impact of a (partial) NAFTA breakdown

The total economic costs of a NAFTA breakdown up till 2025 would range between 0.9% and 1.0% GDP for the US, 1.3% and 2.0% GDP for Canada, and 2.2% and 2.6% GDP for Mexico, depending on the severity of the breakdown.