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Economic Comment Dutch version

COVID-19 Economic Dashboard

Hard economic data usually comes available at quite some lag. To gauge the economic impact of COVID-19 we look at more timely economic indicators that are readily available. Data on traffic jams, international flights, and restaurant bookings are released sooner and more frequently. This helps us to better monitor the economic situation during the COVID-19 crisis.

Special

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.

Economic Comment

Japan: A farewell to Abe

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe has unexpectedly announced his resignation. This means Japan faces a period of increased uncertainty.