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Economic Comment Dutch version

COVID-19 Economic Dashboard

Hard economic data usually comes available at quite some lag. To gauge the economic impact of COVID-19 we look at more timely economic indicators that are readily available. Data on traffic jams, international flights, and restaurant bookings are released sooner and more frequently. This helps us to better monitor the economic situation during the COVID-19 crisis.

Economic Comment

Japan: The reign of Suga

Yoshihide Suga has been elected as Japan’s new prime minister. His newly appointed cabinet signals policy continuity and conformity. Meanwhile, the economy is showing signs of recovery, although it remains quite weak.

Economic Quarterly Report

Rente en valuta: nog héél lang héél laag (Dutch)

Op de lange termijn zijn de vooruitzichten voor inflatie onzeker. Toch is het wel al duidelijk dat de centrale banken een eventuele stijging niet in de weg zullen staan. Dit betekent dat de rentetarieven nog heel lang heel laag blijven.