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Will the Italian government contract yield?

Since budget talks took off a few weeks ago, concerns over the sustainability of Italy’s public finances have risen. Italian government bonds yields are up and bank shares are down. Bond yield volatility is here to stay for the rest of the year.

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Trump’s midterm exam

The midterm elections on November 6 will be crucial for President Trump’s ability to govern in the next two years, especially on domestic issues. Consequently, President Trump’s actions in the near-term should be seen from this perspective.

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Brexit update: squaring the circle

The UK government published a long awaited White Paper on the blueprint for the post-Brexit EU-UK relationship. The proposal brings more clarity but not more certainty. Hence the threat of a hard Brexit persists.

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The downsides of India’s oil addiction

The oil market is going through a rocky period. Large net oil importing emerging markets, such as India, are vulnerable, but exactly how vulnerable? In this column we show the economic impact in case of a mild and severe oil price shock.

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Brexit update: the day of reckoning

On 6 July PM May and her cabinet agreed on a blueprint for the future EU-UK economic relationship, one that keeps close ties to the EU post-Brexit and angered the Brexiteers. PM May averts another crisis but is not out of the woods yet.

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China: de groeivertraging die je wist dat zou komen? (Dutch)

Wij verwachten dat de Chinese bbp-groei afneemt in het tweede kwartaal. Dit past in het beeld van een geleidelijke groeivertraging als gevolg van een afkoelende binnenlandse economie. Deze vertraging kan echter harder uitvallen als het handelsconflict tussen China en de VS verder escaleert.

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Brexit update: May-be later

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, averts another crisis and pushes the Brexit can down the road making it likely that the Brexit negotiations run into further delays and the withdrawal agreement is ready only towards the end of 2018.

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Germany: Merkel’s sports minister causes trouble

The German CSU was to propose a plan to turn away migrants at the border who had registered elsewhere in the EU, prompting a veto from Merkel and leading to a showdown. The current deal provides Merkel with a two-week deadline to try to find (bilateral) deals in Europe.