European stockmarkets

The rush to invest in Russia

Russia has been out of fashion among global investors for several years. But things are now looking up.

Three quality euro-stocks

European markets are in vogue this year, says professional investor Richard Pease. Here, he picks three above average stocks trading at average prices.

What’s the next move for Catalonia and what does it mean for markets?

Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, pledged to declare independence after his region’s recent referendum. John Stepek looks at how likely that is, and what might it mean for markets.

Stronger euro tempers Europe’s rally

Continental stocks have slipped since they reached a two-year high in May, but this may just be a pause for breath.

Germany is heading for turbulence

German stocks rose in September as Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU party looked on course to secure a fourth term in office. But once she had won, they slipped.

Italy, Europe’s laggard, is catching up – but only very slowly

There are signs that Europe’s recovery is finally trickling down to Italy, while Spain is on a roll.

Europe’s stockmarket rally looks set to endure

An encouraging economic backdrop suggests Europe’s stockmarket rally will continue.

Europe is no longer the daring contrarian trade it once was

Regarded as a daring investment all too recently, European stocks have become the flavour of the month. John Stepek suggests a better place to put your money.

Europe’s bull market still has legs

The pan-European Stoxx Europe 600 index has slipped from May’s two-year peak in recent weeks. But investors shouldn’t worry. There is scope for further gains.

What's behind the EU’s scrap with Google

The European Union has just hit the tech giant Google with a record-breaking fine for uncompetitive practices. Is that fair? Simon Wilson reports.

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