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Australia: Policymakers shifting gears (Engelstalig)

The recent Australian federal budget represents a shift in budget strategy away from budget prudence towards higher spending. The combination of loose fiscal and monetary stimulus increases inflation expectations. However, the RBA doesn’t expect a rate hike before 2024 due to spare capacity in the economy.

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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.

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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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Wat Europa kan leren van Japan

Japan stimuleert er al decennia op los, maar de inflatie blijft laag. Waarom zou Europa een andere uitkomst verwachten? De les van Japan is dat structurele hervormingen en hogere lonen nodig zijn voor hogere inflatie.

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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.