European stock markets

What’s happening to the Greece ETF?

In 2012, we suggested that brave investors could invest in Greek stocks via the Lyxor FTSE Athex 20 ETF. Here, Matthew Partridge updates on its performance.

What does Brexit have to do with Ferrero buying Thorntons? Plenty

On the face of it, Ferrero buying Thornton’s might look odd. But it’s a very cunning tactical move by the Italian confectionary giant, says Bengt Saelensminde.

What happens after Grexit?

The markets are mostly taking the prospect of a Greek default in their stride, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But that’s not to say it will stay that way.

The Greek drama is entering its final act

After three years of playing chicken, it looks like ‘Grexit’ is finally on the cards. But despite all the turmoil, now might be a great time to buy Greek stocks.

Turkey: now no one’s at the helm

Last Sunday’s inconclusive election gives investors in Turkey something new to worry about.

Profit from fighting pollution

The environment is under assault, but those firms providing solutions to the crisis will make great long-term bets, says Jonathan Compton.

Russia braced for fresh fiscal squeeze

Russia’s annual budget shows that Moscow is finally facing up to the country’s mounting fiscal problems.

Hunting for bargain European stocks

Professional investor Mark Page picks three good value European stocks to buy now.

Europe gathers strength

Europe has defied expectations of another bad year, while the US and China stumble.

Investors beware: the masters of the universe are making deals again

A frenzy of companies buying and merging with other companies is underway. As John Stepek explains, that should tell you a thing or two about the state of the stockmarket.

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Gervais Williams: if you want real dividend growth, buy small-cap stocks

Merryn Somerset Webb interviews small-cap stock expert Gervais Williams about how penny shares outperform blue chips 'again and again'.

Which investment platform is the right one for you?

When it comes to buying shares and funds, there are several investment platforms and brokers to choose from, with varying fees and charges. Find out which is best for you.