Europe’s economy

What’s the next move for Catalonia and what does it mean for markets?

Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, pledged to declare independence after his region’s recent referendum. John Stepek looks at how likely that is, and what might it mean for markets.

Spain: a threat to European order?

The crisis in Catalonia is a reminder to investors of Europe’s complexities.

Chaos in Catalonia

Spain’s clumsy attempt to quell the unrest in Catalonia has only inflamed tensions, says Matthew Partridge.

What does the mess in Catalonia mean for markets?

Catalonia’s independence referendum has caused a stir in the news, but the markets’ reaction so far has been subdued. John Stepek looks at what might happen in the long term.

Why Dr Richard North, creator of “Flexcit”, thinks the PM must change her strategy

Theresa May has “blown it”, says Dr Richard North, the creator of “Flexcit” – an approach to Brexit that preserves as many benefits of the single market as possible.

Rise of right makes it tough for Merkel

Angela Merkel has won her fourth term as chancellor. But the rise of the far-right threatens to make it a difficult one.

Germany is heading for turbulence

German stocks rose in September as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU party looked on course to secure a fourth term in office. But once she had won, they slipped.

What Thatcher’s favourite economist thinks about Brexit

Far from damaging the UK economy, Brexit could boost GDP by up to 7% by cutting red tape and striking new trade deals, says economist Patrick Minford.

Voters everywhere are fed up – and that’s bad news for investors

Wherever you look, voters are venting their frustrations. John Stepek explains why investors should prepare for an era of governments eyeing up private wealth.

Dull but worthy Merkel needs to up her game

Chancellor Angela Merkel may be favourite to win Germany’s election. But she needs to energise her campaign.

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