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De voor- en nadelen van full reserve banking (Dutch)

Invoering van full reserve banking brengt niet alleen voordelen, maar ook nadelen met zich mee. Procycliciteit wordt niet volledig uitgebannen, klantvrijheid wordt sterk ingeperkt en verlegging van activiteiten naar het niet-gereguleerde deel van het financiële stelsel wordt in de hand gewerkt. De voorgestelde grotere rol voor de overheid in het geldscheppingsproces is omstreden.

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Sub-Saharan Africa: the Long Road up Mount Progress

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing headwinds from lower commodity prices, China’s slower growth, and normalization of monetary policy in the US. This has made the region’s economic outlook challenging, though not imminently gloomy.

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Sub-Saharan Africa: struggling, but still growing

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing headwinds from lower commodity prices, a slower growing China and possibly rising US interest rates. This has made the economic outlook gloomier but we still expect the region to grow about 4% in the near future.

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Outlook 2016

The Dutch economy is forecast to grow by 2½% in 2016, after projected growth of 2% in 2015. This growth is broad-based. The global economy is continuing to grow at a reasonable pace, but it is not really taking off unaided.

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Outlook 2016: Global Economy

Global growth holds up in 2016, but does not accelerate. With the US poised to hike interest rates, the rest of the world waits anxiously. Normalization of monetary policy poses economic risks, but so does keeping it too loose for too long.