RaboResearch - Economic Research

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US: Turbulence ahead

A second wave of Covid-19, contested elections, civil unrest, rising tensions with China and insufficient fiscal stimulus provide a toxic cocktail that are likely to pose a threat to the recovery and cause considerable market turbulence in Q4.

Economic Quarterly Report

Rente en valuta: nog héél lang héél laag (Dutch)

Op de lange termijn zijn de vooruitzichten voor inflatie onzeker. Toch is het wel al duidelijk dat de centrale banken een eventuele stijging niet in de weg zullen staan. Dit betekent dat de rentetarieven nog heel lang heel laag blijven.

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Brexit Outlook: Down to the wire

The negotiations on a EU-UK trade deal are reaching a climax. Even as the scope of the aspired agreement remains limited, there is a non-negligible chance that the talks still collapse. However, the economic effects are overshadowed by the pandemic.

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Money printing: First, do no harm

Can we just print extra money to tackle the corona crisis? We conclude that only seven (!) countries in the world meet our proposed MMT criteria: leaving aside the US, these countries need the rare combination of a sovereign currency, simultaneous fiscal deficit and current account surplus, plus good governance.