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United States: American Jobs Plan

President Biden has presented his American Jobs Plan, which amounts to about $2 trillion in spending on infrastructure and care. This should be financed by raising the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21% and by other tax measures aimed at corporations.

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India: Second wave and vacci”notion”

India showed 0.4% GDP growth in Q3 of FY21. Unfortunately a second wave of Covid cases is on the rise, which might hamper growth in the next months. Although vaccine implementation started mid-January, the pace of vaccination must accelerate if India is to reap economic benefits in 2021. Fortunately, availability of vaccines is not a constraint.

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Gevolgen van CBDC voor de centrale bank (Dutch)

Nu zijn centrale banken vooral toezichthouders op de financiële sector. Als CBDC concurreert met bancaire diensten, gaat de centrale bank concurreren met de banken. Ook zal de centrale bank in dat geval forse kosten moeten maken en zelfs verlieslatend kunnen worden. Dit is niet gewenst.

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De nadelen van digitaal centralebankgeld (Dutch)

Dit themabericht bespreekt de mogelijke nadelen van CBDC. Die bestaan onder meer uit een slechtere bancaire intermediatie en een verslechterende financiële stabiliteit. Maar alles hangt af van de wijze waarop CBDC wordt vormgegeven.

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India: The two faces of FY22 budget

We expect a fiscal Q3 GDP figure of -1.8% (y/y) on 26 of February. In general, the outlook for India is improving as the economy picks up and the prospect of additional fiscal support as presented in the FY22 budget. At the same time the policies of the RBI and the government do entail a dose of future risk.

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United States: Insurrection at the US Capitol

On January 6, Trump supporters stormed Congress. The ever increasing polarization of US politics and society has reached a level that poses a serious threat to the stability of the country. If the US does not find an off-ramp from this route, we are only going to see a further escalation of civil unrest.