European stockmarkets

The Baltic states: throwing off a history of conflict and communism

The Baltic states’ economies are too small to attract the attention of many investors – but it’s worth keeping an eye on dynamic entrepreneurial markets like these, says Frédéric Guirinec.

Rattled investors flee Turkey

Investors’ flight form Turkey, after Recep Tayyip Erdogan won last Sunday’s election, is making a nasty recession all the more likely.

Don’t give up on European stocks

The latest political upset in Italy has given investors a fright. But they are taking too pessimistic a view.

A simple lesson from Turkey for investors: rising authoritarianism is bearish

Turkey’s currency is collapsing. Money is flooding out of the country. Investors have lost all confidence. It’s a prime example of just how important good governance is, says John Stepek.

There’s no need to flee emerging markets

Investors are worried that Argentina and Turkey could be the first two dominoes to fall in a wider emerging-markets crisis.

Turkey’s economic goose may be cooked

Turkish stocks have lost 20% this year and the Turkish lira has slipped by more than 10% against the US dollar.

The charts that matter: inflation fears come creeping back

As inflation rears its ugly head again, John Stepek looks at what the charts can tell us about the way the global economy could be heading.

Russian stocks are cheap for a reason

Russia may be cheap – but that certainly doesn’t make it good value. If its stand-off with the West goes on, Russia could become a total pariah state in investment terms.

Chart of the week: The Dax’s “death cross” rattles traders

Last week, Germany’s benchmark index, the Dax 30, produced a “death cross”: a widely watched technical indicator that often heralds further falls.

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.

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