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Scotland: A proxy vote for independence? (Engelstalig)

The Scottish regional election is potentially shaping up to have a big impact on the future of the UK. Scottish independence has returned to the top of the agenda and the SNP will argue to have a fresh mandate. The economic argument for Scottish independence is weak, but the Conservatives aren’t in the position to credibly make this case.

Economisch commentaar Engelstalige versie

COVID-19 Economisch Dashboard - internationaal

Er zit vertraging tussen de gevolgen van de coronacrisis voor de economie en de publicatie van economische data. Daarom werpen we een blik op economische indicatoren die eerder beschikbaar komen. Data over files, internationale vluchten, en restaurantboekingen zijn tijdiger beschikbaar en kunnen ons eerder inzicht geven over de economische effecten van de coronacrisis.

Themabericht

United States: American Jobs Plan (Engelstalig)

President Biden has presented his American Jobs Plan, which amounts to about $2 trillion in spending on infrastructure and care. This should be financed by raising the corporate tax rate to 28% from 21% and by other tax measures aimed at corporations.

Economisch commentaar

China: Rising tensions (Engelstalig)

The rising tensions between China, the EU, US, UK and Canada could have wide implications, from hurting the chances of ratifying the recent EU China investment deal to effects on the global supply of cotton.

Themabericht

India: Second wave and vacci”notion” (Engelstalig)

India showed 0.4% GDP growth in Q3 of FY21. Unfortunately a second wave of Covid cases is on the rise, which might hamper growth in the next months. Although vaccine implementation started mid-January, the pace of vaccination must accelerate if India is to reap economic benefits in 2021. Fortunately, availability of vaccines is not a constraint.

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United States: American Rescue Plan (Engelstalig)

President Biden has delivered a large covid relief package within the first 100 days of his administration that will support Americans at least through early September. By not fully exploring the bipartisan route, Biden has limited the type of policies that he can get through Congress going forward.