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India: a continuing balancing act for the RBI

A two-equation forecasting model shows that we expect interest and inflation rates to increase in India. It might be worthwhile for the Reserve Bank of India to examine whether it is useful to communicate medium-term forecasts on these variables.

Economic Comment

India: what is the economic impact of the new stimulus package?

The announced stimulus package in October will support the ailing banking sector, but we expect limited additional effects on economic growth of India (of 0.2ppts in fiscal year 2018/2019). Moreover, it is a missed opportunity that the package does not contain measures to foster total factor productivity growth.

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Brexit en de wijze lessen van mevrouw Calabrië (Dutch)

Menig econoom heeft de afgelopen tijd op de achterkant van een bierviltje wat sommetjes zitten maken over de mogelijke effecten van de Brexit. En uiteraard kon RaboResearch niet achterblijven met een berekening. Maar we kwamen er al snel achter dat de Brexit zo complex is, dat zelfs een flinke stapel bierviltjes niet toereikend is.

Economic Report

North Korea’s pressure point: the economy

China’s economic lifeline is key for North Korea’s economy. Recent sanctions are expected to put more pressure on the regime in Pyongyang, but China also has its strategic interests related to North Korea.

Economic Report

India: where is the negative impact of demonetization?

The Indian economy grew by 7% in Q4 of 2016, which is surprising given that India was struck by an unexpected demonetization operation. The explanation can be found in underrepresentation of the informal economy in statistics and overestimation of the role of the private corporate sector.

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The (potential) impact of Trump on Asia Pacific

Trump’s policy regarding Asia presents a downside risk for APAC’s economy and security situation. If the US increase trade barriers, this is expected to have major implications for the region. Even more so if there would be protectionist retaliations.

Economic Report

Will China be the world's new growth catalyst?

China can move up to the center stage of the global economy, if it succeeds in fostering innovation, human capital and the quality of institutions. The economic gains could be as high as USD 6.5 trn of additional value added in 2025, which is equivalent to one-third of US GDP.

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Confucius de topcoach (Dutch)

Door sterk in te zetten op innovatie, onderwijs, betere regelgeving en meer vrijhandel kan China in minder dan tien jaar tijd minimaal 6,8 biljoen euro aan extra toegevoegde waarde realiseren. Daarmee zou China de nieuwe katalysator voor de wereldeconomie kunnen worden, op een moment dat de VS deze rol niet meer lijkt te willen vervullen.