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Is a US trade war imminent?

Trump’s protectionist steel decision increases the risk of a trade war. But a full scale trade war would hurt the US economy even more than China and the EU.

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Uiteenvallen NAFTA biedt kansen voor Nederlandse exporteurs (Dutch)

Over de toekomst van NAFTA bestaat momenteel grote onzekerheid. Beëindiging van het huidige verdrag leidt tot economische verliezen voor de betrokken partijen. Voor Nederlandse exporteurs kan het echter ook kansen opleveren, omdat hun relatieve handelspositie verbetert.

Economic Comment

Was nun, Mutti? II: Merkel fights for her political future

The breaking down of ‘Jamaica’-coalition talks last night brings unprecedented political uncertainty to Germany. Political initiative and control is moving away from Merkel towards the President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who can ultimately trigger new elections.