German companies are ripe for a shake-up, says Matthew Lynn. That’s good news for investors.
The “yellow vests” riots in France have met with a typically Gallic shrug from the country’s stockmarket. That’s very telling indeed, says Dominic Frisby.
Italy’s response to pressure from Brussels over its budget may be better orchestrated than it appears.
The EU’s GDPR data-protection regulations will do nothing to rein in the tech giants and will hamper competition.
Italy’s unprecedented breach of Europe’s budget rules isn’t about money, it’s about politics. John Stepek looks at what might happen next.
For leaving the European Union to be as bad as many fear, there would have to be shocking levels on incompetence, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Italy is defying the EU over public spending. But this time, the markets won’t come to Brussels’ aid. That’s going to be a big problem for the EU.
Emmanuel Macron, the French president, presents himself internationally as a bold statesman – yet his much-needed domestic reforms are remarkable for their timidity, says Frédéric Guirinec.
Once a sleepy backwater, the country embraced the credit boom with gusto. Then came the crunch. Ten years on, the economy is back on its feet and its prospects look good, says Simon Wilson.
Stockmarket volatility in Germany is a reflection of the underlying fragility of the country’s economy.
There are plenty of reasons for investors to be nervous. Perhaps the biggest danger right now is Italy. John Stepek looks at how it could all blow up.