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Zo wordt 2017 het jaar van blockchain

Eerder een evolutie dan een revolutie. De visie op de blockchain-technologie binnen Econopolis is nog steeds dezelfde. Alleen, komt het er nog wel van met Blockchain? De technologie van de toekomst heet het al jaren. In de dagelijkse praktijk lijkt het wel heel erg wachten… In 2017 zou daar wel eens verandering in kunnen komen. Schakelen we een versnelling…

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Graph of the week: rising house prices in Sweden

The key risks from very loose monetary policy are rising inflation and asset price bubbles. In spite of massive monetary stimulus in recent years, these risks have not materialised in the global economy as it continues its gradual recovery from the 2008 crisis. Nevertheless, there are areas of concern. One such area is the Swedish housing market, where prices…

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Graph of the week: Concerns about the US economy

This week’s highly anticipated Fed meeting yielded another no change decision. The Fed decided it was still not the right time to raise its policy rate for the first time since 2006 because of increased concern about the economic outlook. Recent survey indicators show that such concerns are warranted.…

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Will she, won't she?

All through the Summer, there has been speculation about whether or not the Federal Reserve would raise its policy rate for the first time in more than 9 years in September. This week it’s decision time for Yellen and co. For now, the odds on the first rate seem fairly even.…

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Looking for more stimulus in China

Chinese equity markets took another beating this week with the Shanghai composite down 12% on the week. This took the index back its early July low, erasing the full impact of the earlier policy measures aimed at supporting the market. This leaves the index down 32% from its mid-June high, though still 57% higher than one year ago. To be clear, the Chinese equity…

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  1. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: @aapbelgium Je zou wel een Wereldoorlog moeten doorstaan...about 15 hours ago
  2. Geert WellensGeert Wellens said: ‘It’s the little things, stupid’. Eerste fietsrit met iemand die door ziekte een jaar lang zijn favoriete passie ni… https://t.co/UO8CWEJjBKabout 17 hours ago
  3. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: RT @Villavelius: “People who are pessimistic about the world today, which period of about 80 years in the past would they have liked to hav…about 21 hours ago
  4. Geert NoelsGeert Noels said: Mensen die pessimistisch zijn over de wereld vandaag, in welke periode van zo'n 80 jaar in het verleden zouden zij… https://t.co/tCBqiY6e90about 21 hours ago
  5. Fred JanssensFred Janssens said: If European equities have done well in the past 20 years, it is mainly thanks to Germany. Geographical allocation m… https://t.co/OMUIKEWetxabout 22 hours ago