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Plan B: monetaire financiering (Dutch)

Directe monetaire financiering is waarschijnlijk effectiever en minder verstorend dan QE. De kans op inzet is klein, maar voorbereidingen op eventueel gebruik zijn wenselijk. Alleen de ECB zou moeten gaan over inzet, maar medewerking van overheden is wel vereist.

Country Report

Country Report France

In the short-term, low oil prices and the weak euro will support economic growth. But the French economy also faces many structural challenges, including a relatively weak competitiveness position, high unemployment and weak public finances.

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De tijdmachine (Dutch)

In de stripreeks Suske en Wiske stappen de karakters regelmatig in de ‘teletijdmachine’. Geld kan ook worden gezien als tijdmachine. Alleen deze werkt, net als bij Suske en Wiske, niet altijd goed.

Country Report

Country Report Switzerland

The strong appreciation following the unpegging of the franc is likely to lead to lower growth. Macro-prudential policies have been tightened somewhat. The government still has to find a way to deal with the outcome of the 2014 anti-immigration referendum.

Country Report

Country Report Germany

The German economy performs well on the back of improved domestic demand and a competitive export sector. The public sector is effective in reducing debt. The housing market in the big cities remains buoyant, but is moderating slowly.