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Economic Comment

Budget Day 2015: tax reform was not invited to budget party

On September 15th the Dutch government presented its plans for 2016 at Budget Day. The most important budget proposal was a five billion euro tax reduction package, mainly aimed at reducing taxes on labour. However, the tax system will not be reformed, what we view as a missed opportunity.

Economic Comment

Brazil is back to junk

Brazil lost its investment grade with S&P on 9 September. The downgrade underlines Brazil’s enormous fiscal challenges. Political headwinds could further darken the fiscal and economic outlook.