Europe market review: Europe welcomes post-Brexit trade deal
European equity markets generally welcomed the news that the UK and EU had finally managed to thrash out a post-Brexit trade deal with only a week left before the end of the transition period.
18th Jan 2021
Europe market review: European markets shrug off negative data
Although November in Europe was characterised by rising Covid-19 infection rates and lacklustre economic data, share prices soared over the month.
15th Dec 2020
Europe market review: Fresh lockdowns across Europe
Prospects for Europe’s economic recovery were set back during October by the implementation of tighter lockdown restrictions as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic intensified.
5th Nov 2020
Europe market review: A wake-up call for Europe?
Investor sentiment in Europe was dampened during September by an uptick in coronavirus infection rates across the region, and the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the news should be “a wake...
14th Oct 2020
Europe market review: Three key challenges for the ECB
Amid signs that Covid-19 infection rates were on the rise once again around Europe, some localised restrictions were reimposed in August, putting a brake on economic activity.
17th Sep 2020
Europe market review: Europe enters recession
The eurozone’s economy slid into recession, shrinking by a record 12.1% during the second quarter following a first-quarter contraction of 3.6%. Between April and June.
11th Aug 2020
Europe market review: “All necessary steps”
European countries continued to ease their lockdown measures during June; nevertheless, the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the region was experiencing a weekly increase in COVID-19 cases...
5th Aug 2020
Europe market review: Is Europe heading for deflation?
During May, the Dax Index rose by 6.7% while the CAC 40 Index climbed by 2.7%.
10th Jun 2020
Europe market review: European economies shrink in Q1
European equity markets generally rebounded in April after sustaining steep falls in March.
19th May 2020
Europe market review: Extraordinary times
European investors experienced a torrid March as the coronavirus spread and intensified across the region. Major equity markets posted double-digit losses over the month.
17th Apr 2020
Europe market review: European markets fall in February
Coronavirus continued its spread into Europe during February, with Italy the hardest hit country by a significant margin.
4th Mar 2020
Europe market review: ECB launches review of its monetary policy strategy
The eurozone’s economy expanded by only 0.1% during the fourth quarter of 2019.
12th Feb 2020
Europe market review: Germany puts the brakes on the eurozone
The eurozone’s economy remained sluggish in December as improved activity in the services sector failed to mitigate a deepening contraction in the manufacturing sector.
15th Jan 2020
Europe market review: Waiting for Brexit
The Brexit deadline was shifted once again, this time from 31 October to 31 January 2020. The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier called for a close post-Brexit relationship between the UK and...
7th Nov 2019
Europe market review: ECB restarts QE
During September, the European Central Bank (ECB) announced another programme of economic stimulus measures designed to shore up the eurozone’s faltering economy.
15th Oct 2019
Europe market review: Storm clouds gathering over Germany
Confidence over the outlook for Europe’s economy continued to deteriorate during August amid mounting concerns over Germany’s prospects.
16th Sep 2019
Europe market review: Deteriorating outlook for Europe
The outlook for economic growth in the eurozone has continued to weaken.
19th Aug 2019
Europe market review: Further stimulus to come?
Following the extension to the Brexit deadline, the European Commission urged companies to ‘take advantage of the extra time” to make their preparations.
10th Jul 2019
Europe market review: Slowing European growth
Although European investors generally welcomed the results of the European Parliamentary elections, share prices across the region generally fell heavily amid concerns over Europe’s economic outlook a...
12th Jun 2019
Europe market review: Eurozone stages a rally
The eurozone’s economy rebounded during the first three months of 2019, posting quarter-on-quarter growth of 0.4%. Italy emerged from recession, supported by export activity.
14th May 2019
Europe market review: European slowdown
Interest rates in the eurozone are not expected to rise until next year at the earliest, according to the European Central Bank (ECB).
17th Apr 2019
Europe market review: Headwinds to European growth
Although European stock markets generally rallied in January after December’s sharp falls, investor sentiment was blunted by further signs of economic slowdown. European Central Bank President Mario D...
25th Feb 2019
Europe market review: EU initiates Brexit contingency measures
Despite concerns that the eurozone’s economic expansion is showing signs of faltering, the European Central Bank confirmed that its programme of quantitative easing measures was ending at the end of 2...
18th Dec 2018
Europe market review: Italy remains defiant
Brexit moved closer to a resolution during November as the EU and UK reached agreement on a deal; however, there are considerable doubts whether the deal will be ratified by the UK Parliament.
7th Dec 2018
Europe market review: Europe: “a bunch of uncertainties”
European equity markets fell during October against a backdrop of intensifying worries relating to the impact of rising protectionism, Brexit and concerns over Italy's budget.
9th Nov 2018
Italy’s spending plans raise eyebrows
Having recovered slightly during September, share prices in Italy fell heavily at the end of September as Italy’s government raised eyebrows with a controversial budget. The go...
5th Oct 2018
Consumer confidence dips in Europe
Share prices dipped across European markets at the end of August following the news that consumer confidence in the eurozone had posted a sharp drop. According the European Commission (...
5th Sep 2018
Europe market review: Junker and Trump discuss trade
As the US imposed controversial tariffs on Chinese imports – and China responded in kind – President Donald Trump met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. The two parties agreed to...
9th Aug 2018
Europe market review: ECB unlikely to raise rates before summer 2019
Although the eurozone’s rate of inflation has moved closer to target, the ECB does not expect to tighten interest rates until “at least through the summer of 2019”. Else...
13th Jul 2018
Europe market review: EU hit by US levies
Trade tensions and political instability unsettled European investors during May. Markets were dealt a blow by the news that US President Donald Trump had decided, after all, to impose tar...
11th Jun 2018
Global bond market review|: Political turmoil in Italy
Having breached 3% for the first time since 2011 in April, the ten-year US Treasury Bond yield rose above 3.10% in May. As the month progressed, however, Treasury bond yields subsided, dam...
Europe market review: The EU sets out its Brexit stall
The EU outlined its requirements for the UK during the post-Brexit transition period that will take place from March 2019 to the end of 2020.
14th Feb 2018
Europe market review: Brexit discussions focus on Ireland
The mechanics and implications of Brexit continued to dominate newsflow during November and discussions over the future of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland intensified during the month.
11th Dec 2017
Europe market review: Economic sentiment improves in the eurozone
The European Central Bank continued to play down speculation that it is poised to begin winding down its programme of stimulus measures.
14th Aug 2017
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