‘’The trade war started with tariffs, and should end with the cancellation of tariffs’’ – Gao Feng (Spokesman of China’s Ministry of Commerce) It seems that over the past two weeks there have been some serious negotiations regarding the trade tariffs between China and the US. Both countries are considering to decrease their number of […]
ING, Dutch fame or past glory?
Last week I read an interview in the newspaper (De Gelderlander) with Roel Janssen. Janssen is a financial economic journalist and has published a book called “De afrekening”. It is about the fact that ING was almost bankrupt at the time of the crisis and that a whole soap seems to have been behind this. […]
Will Christine Lagarde, the successor of Draghi, step into a super-institution or a ruin?
The first of November will be a remarkable day for the European Monetary Union (EMU). The current president of the European Central Bank (ECB) Mario Draghi will be succeeded after a term of 8 years by Christine Lagarde. Such succession would only be the third one in the 21-years existence of the Euro, and a […]
Will Budweiser conquer the Dutch beer market?
During the last years, nothing has changed in the Dutch lager market. In a large part of the country, Heineken is the market leader. In the Dutch beer market, almost no beer from other countries than the Netherlands or Belgium is sold, however the aim of Budweiser is to change the Dutch beer market. Conquering […]
After counting down the days, the time had finally come: the ESV Weekend! On Friday the 11th of October 2019, (almost) everyone left the rainy, but always beautiful Nijmegen to the far Overasselt. After this world trip was completed and the destination was reached, the playing cards were quickly taken out of the bags. The […]
Impeachment: a good idea or not?
Whether or not you like Donald Trump, he is an interesting figure who I would like to discuss in this opinion piece. Personally, I would not say that I am his biggest fan. As an individual Trump is both fascinating and horrifying to me: he seems delusional at times, which is surprising for a president […]