Regarded as a daring investment all too recently, European stocks have become the flavour of the month. John Stepek suggests a better place to put your money.
Emmanuel Macron has promised a “profound transformation” of France. Investors should be sceptical about whether he can succeed, says Frederic Guirinec.
The European Union has just hit the tech giant Google with a record-breaking fine for uncompetitive practices. Is that fair? Simon Wilson reports.
Europe’s Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI), an index that tracks both business and consumer confidence in each country, jumped to 111.1 in June, the highest level since August 2007.
Forget interest rates or money-printing, central bankers’ most useful tool is expectations management. Tugging at bricks, testing reactions, keeping markets from tumbling. John Stepek explains how to play the game.
Forget about France’s Emmanuel Macron, says Matthew Lynn. If you want to know how to sell the free market, look to Germany’s Christian Lindner.
The Family Building Society is offering a new fixed-rate “Brexit Bond”. But it’s best to steer clear, says Ruth Jackson.
It’s neither a Hard nor a Soft Brexit we need, says Matthew Lynn. It’s a Quick Brexit. Britain can iron out the details later.
Turkey is heading for default, says Jonathan Compton, and the resulting global domino effect should not be underestimated. Investors should stand clear.
Regulators have pushed Spain’s moribund Banco Popular into the arms of its giant rival Banco Santander.
A government that is strong and stable has finally arisen, says Emily Hohler. Just not in Britain.