Europe’s economy

Chart of the week: the return of the Celtic Tiger

Ireland’s economy has recovered so strongly since the financial crisis that yields on Irish government bonds are edging below French bond yields, despite France traditionally being deemed the better credit [...]

The golden age of television

Matthew Partridge picks the stocks to watch

How much is our Brexit bill?

Downing Street has been thrown on the defensive over what Britain does or does not owe the European Union.

A banking accident waiting to happen

There’s only one thing that will stop another banking crisis in the eurozone, says Matthew Lynn. But voters aren’t going to like it.

Germany’s trade surplus

Germany saves and exports too much and spends too little. That may not sound like a problem, but it might be distorting the world economy. Alex Rankine reports.

Is Leo Varadkar Ireland’s Thatcher?

Leo Varadkar has been compared to the Iron Lady. But it is with Brexit that Ireland’s new prime minister will find his toughest test.

A central bank in Europe raised interest rates yesterday. Not ours, unfortunately

The Czech central bank has raised interest rates by 400%. But the UK won’t see higher rates anytime soon. John Stepek explains why, and what it means for your money.

Poles oppose controversial judicial reforms

Hundreds of thousands of Poles took to the streets calling on the president to veto reforms to the country’s judiciary.

Europe is no longer the daring contrarian trade it once was

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.

Europe’s bull market still has legs

The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index has slipped from May’s two-year peak in recent weeks. But investors shouldn’t worry. There is scope for further gains.

Weakened May begs for support

Prime Minister Theresa May has been forced to seek greater consensus on Brexit. Emily Hohler reports.

The man who wants to revolutionise France

Emmanuel Macron has promised a “profound transformation” of France. Investors should be sceptical about whether he can succeed, says Frederic Guirinec.

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