Carlijn Prins works as economist for RaboResearch Netherlands.
She covers both short-term and long-term developments in the Dutch economy.
Carlijn has worked at the Economic Research Department since March 2014. She studied Economics and Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam.
Economic Report Dutch version
We foresee twee realistically possible outcomes: a bilateral free trade agreement or no agreement. In both of the scenarios, Dutch companies doing business with the UK will face increased barriers to trade.
Theresa May wanted to exploit her enormous lead in the polls to strengthen her Brexit mandate, but this gamble has now backfired. The Conservatives lost their majority in the House of Commons, an arrangement with DUP is now a plausible scenario.
At the moment PM May called for snap elections, the Tories’ had a large lead in the polls. However, the gap with Labour has narrowed over the last few weeks. If the Tories lose their majority, this could have implications for the Brexit outcome.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for snap elections to be held on 8 June. A victory for Ms. May seems likely at the moment, which would strengthen her Brexit mandate domestically, and her negotiation position with the EU.
Brexit has officially started since British Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon. The negotiations will be complex, difficult and time consuming and we foresee various roadblocks in the Brexit process.
Trump’s policy regarding Asia presents a downside risk for APAC’s economy and security situation. If the US increase trade barriers, this is expected to have major implications for the region. Even more so if there would be protectionist retaliations.