European stock markets

ECB rescue: less to it than meets the eye

Mario Draghi surprised markets with a round of stimulus measures – but it was a far cry from full-blown money-printing.

Place your chips in the east

Putin is trying to reassert Russian power, with eastern Europe caught in the sanctions crossfire, but the region has potential, says Matthew Partridge.

Europe takes yet another step closer to money-printing – keep buying

The ECB’s surprise rate cut and debt-buying scheme mean just one thing for investors, says John Stepek: buy European stocks.

Germany bans taxi app Uber

US taxi app Uber has fallen foul of Germany red-tape laws.

Hollande sacks his government

French president François Hollande has sought to quell dissent over the government’s economic policy.

What’s bad for Europe’s workers is good for shareholders

European economies may well go into terminal decline, says Matthew Lynn. But that’s no reason for investors to panic.

Europe’s recovery is over – so it’s time to buy European shares

Both France and Germany are heading for recession. That means it’s time to buy European stocks, says Matthew Partridge. Here, he explains why, and looks at what to buy.

Is now a great time to buy Russian stocks?

The Russian stock market has fallen by 14% in the last month. David Thornton looks at whether that means bargains for canny investors – or a dangerous value trap.

What I learned about Russia as manager of an East European fund

With Russia and its leader Vladimir Putin in the news, David Thornton, former manager of an East European investment fund, reflects on his experience of the country and the man.

Russia’s roaring stock market rally

Russian stocks have defied Western sanctions to gain 25% since March.

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