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Economic Report

The race to predict India’s economic data

We show that so-called nowcasting can be used to gauge economic growth in India more accurately. We correctly predicted India’s recent slump in economic activity. Moreover, nowcasting can also be used to validate recent claims that India’s GDP figures are overestimated. We find not ground for these claims.

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Mist ondernemend Nederland de boot naar India? (Dutch)

Van de historisch sterke handelsbetrekkingen tussen Nederland en India is vandaag de dag nog maar weinig over. Nederlandse ondernemers laten daarmee kansen liggen in een land wat de komende decennia zal verrijzen als belangrijkste economie ter wereld.

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The US-China trade war in the rerun

The US has raised import tariffs from 10% to 25% on 200bn worth of Chinese goods shipped to US shores and China has vowed to retaliate. In this report, we assess the economic impact of these measures, as well as a scenario where the US-China trade war fully escalates.

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Amerika begint steeds meer te lijken op Rumpelrug (Dutch)

De Verenigde Staten begint steeds meer te lijken op Rumpelrug, het land van de beroemde eend Alfred Jodocus Kwak: de leiders zouden liever iets anders doen dan regeren, de overheidsfinanciën staan er erbarmelijk voor en er wordt niet al te verstandig overheidsbeleid gevoerd.

Economic Report

Is India slipping back into bad habits?

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased its monetary tap to meet government funding needs. Although the magnitude is nowhere near bad practices around the globe, the option of debt monetization remains tempting, whereas the Indian government should implement reforms instead.