Deutsche Bank, Germany’s biggest bank, has presented its latest plan to get out of trouble. But is it all too little too late? Ben Judge reports.
The German market regulator has taken the highly unusual step of defending a single company from short-sellers. Matthew Partridge reports.
Germany’s GDP growth was below the eurozone’s average at just 1.4% in 2018, down from 2.2% in 2017. And it’s all down to reliance on what was once Germany’s biggest strength: exports.
Russia’s economy surprised analysts by growing at its fastest pace in six years in 2018. But investors shouldn’t get too excited.
Germany’s blue-chips are about to start paying their annual dividends. And there’s a record sum in the kitty.
Emerging Europe is having tough time. Regional year-on-year GDP growth slowed to 1.3% in the fourth quarter, and the MSCI Eastern Europe index slipped by 5% last year.
Germany’s benchmark index, the DAX-30, fell further than most other major markets in 2018. One problem is a downturn in Germany. The other is the slowdown in global growth.
From buying Brazil to apocalyptic solar flares and the notion of a European debt jubilee, John Stepek looks at some of the more outlandish calls analysts are making for 2019.
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.
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.
Compared with US shares, European stocks haven’t been as cheap as they are now in a long time.