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Economic Comment

Japan: Abe’s election ‘gamble’ turned into victory

Abe and his LDP-Komeito coalition were victorious at yesterday’s lower house elections. The disappointing election result for the opposition side is not surprising when one takes into account the short amount of time for a structured election campaign.

Economic Comment

Orderly Brexit more likely due to snap elections

British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for snap elections to be held on 8 June. A victory for Ms. May seems likely at the moment, which would strengthen her Brexit mandate domestically, and her negotiation position with the EU.

Economic Comment

In oil, rebalancing is the key word

According to the World Energy Outlook of the International Energy Agency the oil sector is adjusting to the new reality after the sharp oil price shock of 2014. And that translates to low though increasing oil prices.

Economic Comment Dutch version

Greek state of play

After the negotiations between Greece and the institutions were discontinued on Saturday, all eyes are on Greece. With no exposure of Eurozone banks and new mechanisms in place at the European aimed to prevent contagion we do not foresee major contagion events in the event of a Greek default.

Economic Comment

Tapering, a game-changer?

The start of tapering in January 2014 is not expected to significantly change our global economic outlook. Nevertheless, it might have negative consequences for the bond markets of vulnerable countries, both in the emerging world and the eurozone.