In this Special we focus on political exit contagion risk of ‘Brexit’ to other EU countries. We look at the current political landscape in the EU and the rising trend of Euroscepticism. Although we still consider a repeat of ‘Brexit’ more unlikely than likely in all member states, some countries are certainly worth watching in the year ahead.
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The results of unprecedented monetary easing measures in the past several years have been relatively disappointing so far. Furthermore, this policy also carries risks, such as excessive valuations in financial instruments and a deterioration in the functioning of markets.
Discussions today are about how far down future interest may go, though it is unclear how this helps the real economy. What we need is a big reset: a coordinated normalization of the monetary situation, combined with a sizeable net fiscal stimulus.