European stockmarkets

Putin won’t change Russia

Russia’s economy is stagnating, but Vladimir Putin – in power for 18 years and set for six more – shows scant interest in doing anything about it.

The clowns move in: what Italy’s dysfunction means for investors

Italy’s politics have long been an international joke – but after an exceptionally farcical election at a difficult time, that joke isn’t funny any more, say Frédéric Guirinec and Cris Sholto Heaton.

The man betting $18bn on euro failure

Ray Dalio, one of the world’s richest men, has bet $18bn against eurozone stocks. That’s one hell of a contrarian call, says Matthew Lynn.

Goldilocks’ euro-porridge tastes tepid

Nobody has been paying much attention to Europe recently amid all the fuss about inflation returning to America. But last week, it returned to the spotlight – and not in a good way.

Turkey’s boom will turn to bust

Turkish stocks have just reached a new record.But with high debt, a weak lira and an authoritarian government, Turkey’s boom could quickly turn to bust.

Why Putin’s legacy is the world’s cheapest stockmarket

There are good reasons for foreign investors to be nervous about Russia. But there are also reasons for cautious optimism about its future, says Frédéric Guirinec.

The best investment ideas for 2018: bet on platinum and Phnom Penh

MoneyWeek’s regular contributors each pick one of their favourite investment ideas from around the world for 2018 and beyond.

Europe’s surprise boom will keep going

The eurozone’s economy expanded by 2.4% in 2017, compared with analysts’ average forecast of 1.5%. So what went right?

Central and Eastern Europe charges ahead

Central and Eastern Europe has seen a dramatic turnaround in its fortunes, with unemployment down, confidence up and stockmarkets rallying.

Be brave and venture into emerging Europe

Parts of Eastern Europe may be cheap for a reason, says David C Stevenson. But that doesn’t necessarily make them bad investments.

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