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The WTO dispute settlement crisis. Back to the GATT regime?

Since 2017 the US has blocked the appointment of new members of WTO’s Appellate Body, which per 11 December is unable to fulfil its tasks. Consequently, trade disputes would again have to be resolved according to the GATT regime, means trade rules will be dictated by the most powerful countries.

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US-China trade war: no turning back

The recent announcement from the US to further up the ante in the trade dispute with China clearly marks a new escalation in the trade war. If one takes China’s recent response into account, it’s hard to see either side trying to ease tensions at this stage.

Economic Quarterly Report

Rente en valuta: zo plat als een pannenkoek (Dutch)

De ECB heeft de plannen om tegen het eind van de zomer de rente te verhogen laten varen. Dit betekent dat de geldmarktrentes nog langer negatief blijven. Wij verwachten zelfs de komende twee jaar geen renteverhoging meer: zo plat als een pannenkoek dus!