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17th Mar 2022 00:10Eurozone, Daily Monitor

  • A gradual increase in EZ defence outlays to 2% of GDP would triple spending between now and 2033.
  • We reckon such a shift would lift annual GDP growth by around 0.3pp over the next decade…
  • …But any near-term boost likely will be overwhelmed by higher inflation, crowding out private demand.

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