RaboResearch - Economisch Onderzoek

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Gasflation (Engelstalig)

US and European natural gas prices have jumped to multi-year highs; to the extent that comparisons with the 1970’s oil crises are perhaps not as far-fetched as some would think.

Economisch Kwartaalbericht

Blik op de wereld: welkom in de mismatch-economie

Mismatch tussen vraag en aanbod bepalen het economisch beeld; stijgende inflatie is daar een uitvloeisel van. Dat is een uitdaging voor centrale banken, maar renteverhogingen zijn ons inziens nog niet aan de orde. Want ook de risico’s op een groeivertraging zijn toegenomen.

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Eurozone pent-up demand: big and decisive or over-estimated and uncertain? (Engelstalig)

A recovery in consumption this year seems all but certain, but expectations about its vigour – underpinned by the ‘pent-up demand’ narrative – could well be too optimistic. Although Eurozone households have stacked up some EUR600bn in additional saving since the pandemic, we argue that a sizeable part of those savings will probably stick. In this research note we explore three scenarios.

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Inflation: Ambient or transient? (Engelstalig)

Markets have been in the grips of ‘reflation’. Unless wage inflation picks up or governments stimulate beyond covid-19, the current upward forces on inflation will prove transient. Therefore, the ECB is expected to look through this rise in inflation.

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Looking beyond the COVID-19 crisis (Engelstalig)

While we currently expect a V-shaped recovery for the global economy, there is a clear risk of a more U-shaped or even L-shaped recovery. There could also be effects on global growth beyond the 2021 horizon. We expect annual structural growth (up to 2030) in the US to drop from 1.6% to 1.4%. For the Netherlands, structural growth is set to decline from 1.3% to 1.1%.