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Australia: Economic update

The Australian economy is set to contract in Q3, modestly rebounding in Q4. Inflation risk are likely, as gas and freight prices rise steeply. Australia must balance existing economic ties to China with increasing geostrategic ties to the west.

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German elections: Green means 'Go'

The Social Democrats are in pole position to lead Germany’s next coalition government, but protracted negotiations seem likely. A best guess is that Scholz will eventually lead a ‘Traffic light’ coalition of the SPD, the Greens and the FDP. There are, however, considerable divides to bridge and it could potentially take months before the successor to Merkel is finally decided.

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Gasflation

US and European natural gas prices have jumped to multi-year highs; to the extent that comparisons with the 1970’s oil crises are perhaps not as far-fetched as some would think.

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Hoe werkt geldschepping? (Dutch)

Over geldschepping en de rol van de banken daarin bestaan veel misverstanden. In deze Special trachten we deze misverstanden uit de weg te ruimen. Daarbij gaat het niet alleen om het proces van geldschepping, maar ook over de kredietverlening.

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Wat betekenen inflatie en deflatie voor jou? (Dutch)

Prijzen zijn altijd in beweging. Prijsstabiliteit betekent dus niet dat alle prijzen stabiel zijn. Inflatie en deflatie hebben gevolgen voor de inkomens- en vermogensverdeling. Iedereen wordt in meer of mindere mate geraakt door prijsstijgingen of –dalingen. Soms kun je je er tegen beschermen, maar de economisch zwakkeren zijn het meest kwetsbaar.

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Emerging Market Vulnerability Heatmap

Strong economic recovery by advanced economies is leading to increasing inflation expectations. Tighter monetary policy in advanced economies potentially threatens emerging market economic recovery. Our vulnerability Heatmap provides a comprehensive overview of important economic indicators to signal potential vulnerabilities in 18 economies.

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Germany: better times ahead?

The German economy will recover quickly, driven by foreign- and pent-up demand. Its traditional unease with soaring prices will be tested. The September election is going to be crucial: Germany faces some tough decisions.

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De wereldeconomie heeft een nieuw valuta-anker nodig (Dutch)

Sinds het einde van het stelsel van Bretton Woods heeft de wereldeconomie geen objectief valuta-anker meer. De dollar staat centraal. Dit geeft de Amerikaanse economie bepaalde voordelen, maar voor de wereld is het een suboptimale situatie. Het is beter om de SDR deze rol te geven.

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Eurozone pent-up demand: big and decisive or over-estimated and uncertain?

A recovery in consumption this year seems all but certain, but expectations about its vigour – underpinned by the ‘pent-up demand’ narrative – could well be too optimistic. Although Eurozone households have stacked up some EUR600bn in additional saving since the pandemic, we argue that a sizeable part of those savings will probably stick. In this research note we explore three scenarios.