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Economic Quarterly Report

Rente en valuta: negatief: nieuw normaal? (Dutch)

Het beleid van de centrale bank wordt vaak als oorzaak van de lage rente gezien, maar deze is net zo goed een gevolg van structurele demografische en technologische factoren. De rentes in de eurozone zullen nog lang negatief blijven.

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Modern Monetary Theory (Dutch)

Modern Monetary Theory stelt dat overheden hun uitgaven onbeperkt monetair kunnen financieren. Dit klopt niet. Hoewel het goed is dat MMT meer aandacht besteedt aan begrotingsbeleid en de financiering ervan, schiet MMT als theorie tekort.

Economic Report

Is India slipping back into bad habits?

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased its monetary tap to meet government funding needs. Although the magnitude is nowhere near bad practices around the globe, the option of debt monetization remains tempting, whereas the Indian government should implement reforms instead.

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United States: Return of the US debt ceiling

After being suspended for about a year, the debt limit returned on March 2. However, the Treasury Department will take extraordinary measures that could delay a federal government default to September or October.

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Should the ECB consider issuing its own securities?

The ECB could use Central Bank Securities to mop up liquidity. The use of this instrument may bring the additional advantage of the creation of a EMU-wide ‘safe asset’. This may bring advantages for the stability of the Eurozone.

Economic Comment

Japan: Economic recovery on the cards?

We expect the Japanese economy to recover moderately in the fourth quarter of 2018, and this will continue in the first quarter of 2019, but we do not foresee any surprises from the central bank in terms of policy changes. Inflation has not picked up yet, and risks remain tilted to the downside.

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The US recession of 2020

The recent flattening of US treasury yield curve has activated our early warning system. Our model now gives a 69% chance of a recession by May 2020 and is increasingly pointing at 2020 as the year of the next recession.