RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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US-China trade war: no turning back (Engelstalig)

The recent announcement from the US to further up the ante in the trade dispute with China clearly marks a new escalation in the trade war. If one takes China’s recent response into account, it’s hard to see either side trying to ease tensions at this stage.

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The race to predict India’s economic data (Engelstalig)

We show that so-called nowcasting can be used to gauge economic growth in India more accurately. We correctly predicted India’s recent slump in economic activity. Moreover, nowcasting can also be used to validate recent claims that India’s GDP figures are overestimated. We find not ground for these claims.

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The US-China trade war in the rerun (Engelstalig)

The US has raised import tariffs from 10% to 25% on 200bn worth of Chinese goods shipped to US shores and China has vowed to retaliate. In this report, we assess the economic impact of these measures, as well as a scenario where the US-China trade war fully escalates.

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Make American productivity great again!

De groei van de Amerikaanse economie staat onder druk door dalende budgetten voor Research & Development en onderwijs. Als de overheid hier meer aan uitgeeft in plaats van aan de huidige belastingverlaging, kan de Amerikaanse structurele groei tot 2030 14 procentpunt hoger uitkomen.

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Is India slipping back into bad habits? (Engelstalig)

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has increased its monetary tap to meet government funding needs. Although the magnitude is nowhere near bad practices around the globe, the option of debt monetization remains tempting, whereas the Indian government should implement reforms instead.