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Economic Report

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.

Economic Report

Swiss say Nein to Vollgeld

The idea underlying Vollgeld is that of full-reserve banking from the 1930’s. In today’s context its side-effects would likely lead to instability and a deflationary tendency. In the Swiss case, uncertainty would have prevailed in the short-term, followed by a further appreciating Swiss Franc.

Economic Quarterly Report

Eurozone: alle signalen staan op groen (Dutch)

Het cyclische herstel in de eurozone heeft stevige voet aan de grond en houdt zichzelf in stand. Waarschijnlijk houdt de hoge groei nog minstens een tot anderhalf jaar aan. Het economisch sentiment is op het hoogste punt sinds 2011 en is breed gedragen.