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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.

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Japanese snap elections: logic or gamble?

Japanese Premier Abe called for snap lower house elections to be held on October 22. We expect Abe’s coalition to win the election by majority, but major changes on the opposition side can turn the snap election from initial logic to a gamble.

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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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.