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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

Germany: Economic recovery?

The German economy shrank by a record breaking 10.1% in the second quarter, but still fared much better than European peers. We expect a technical recovery in the third quarter.

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Centrale banken als redders in de nood (Dutch)

Monetaire financiering komt vaker voor in de geschiedenis. Het is potentieel gevaarlijk, maar meestal leidt het niet tot hoge inflatie. Onder bijzondere omstandigheden, zoals oorlogen en nu de coronacrisis, is de inzet ervan goed te rechtvaardigen, ook voor de ECB.

Economic Comment

A second blow for the German economy

Germany’s economy was stagnating and the coronacrisis deals a second blow. Indicators suggest that German corporates are better equipped to absorb the shock than just before the GCF. Moreover, the government is well equipped to handle the crisis.