Europe’s economy

Eurozone growth cools as ECB ends QE

Now that the European Central Bank is to stop buying government debt, and growth is slowing, concern over the sustainability of the single currency area is flaring up again.

Giants of the Dax under attack

German companies are ripe for a shake-up, says Matthew Lynn. That’s good news for investors.

How to prepare your portfolio for a “bare-bones” Brexit

Theresa May’s political woes are grabbing headlines, but leave us no wiser as to which type of Brexit we’ll get, says John Stepek. So what would a no-deal Brexit mean for your money?

Yellow jackets win a white flag

French street protests have forced a presidential U-turn. Matthew Partridge reports.

The market reaction to the French riots goes a long way to explaining them

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.

Rome plays the long game with Brussels

Italy’s response to pressure from Brussels over its budget may be better orchestrated than it appears.

Why GDPR is an own goal for the EU

The EU’s GDPR data-protection regulations will do nothing to rein in the tech giants and will hamper competition.

What’s next for Italy?

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.

Some clarity amid the Brexit noise

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 stands up to the EU

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.

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