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Economic Report

Brexit update: transition ON!

The EU and the UK reached an agreement over a transition period on March 19, 2018. That is good for business continuity but does not affect our Brexit outcome base case. Hence, we maintain our view that the economy will slow down in 2018.

Economic Comment

The defence spending gap in the EU

The EU is temporarily exempted from the steel and aluminium tariffs in the US. While seeking permanent exemption, it might be difficult for the EU to increase defence spending to the satisfaction of the US, due to the possibly massive costs involved.

Economic Report Dutch version

From Food Waste to Future Value

Food waste is a big problem: a third of all food produced globally ends either as food loss or food waste. Initiatives to reduce food waste can decrease company's and consumer’s footprint and increase their profit.