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Will the next Dutch parliament implement a climate change act?

If a Dutch climate change act will be implemented depends on the next parliament. The current polls show that the most coalition options are opponents of the act. While in the virtual lower court the majority is supportive, it remains unsure until March 15th.

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India: where is the negative impact of demonetization?

The Indian economy grew by 7% in Q4 of 2016, which is surprising given that India was struck by an unexpected demonetization operation. The explanation can be found in underrepresentation of the informal economy in statistics and overestimation of the role of the private corporate sector.

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Europa gebaat bij onafhankelijk toezicht (Dutch)

De Interne Markt heeft enorme voordelen meegebracht voor bijna alle Europeanen. Dit wil echter niet zeggen dat de Europese wetgeving vlekkeloos werkt. Dit blijkt bijvoorbeeld uit de problemen met controle op de CO2-uitstoot bij dieselauto’s.

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De EU en de Nederlandse transportsector: winnaars en verliezers (Dutch)

Op het niveau van de bedrijfstak als geheel heeft de transportsector duidelijk baat gehad bij het feit dat een groep Europese landen zich heeft verenigd in de Europese Unie. Maar voor individuele wegvervoersbedrijven is het soms een ander verhaal.

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China: how realistic is the government’s growth target?

China’s 6.7% GDP growth was on government’s track in 2016, but lower growth is expected ahead as focus will rely more and more on risk prevention amid excessive credit levels, a housing market bubble, and capital outflows.

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The (potential) impact of Trump on Asia Pacific

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.

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Will China be the world's new growth catalyst?

China can move up to the center stage of the global economy, if it succeeds in fostering innovation, human capital and the quality of institutions. The economic gains could be as high as USD 6.5 trn of additional value added in 2025, which is equivalent to one-third of US GDP.