European stockmarkets

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.

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.

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