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The outlook for European equities beyond its ‘golden year’

European equities have enjoyed a perfect storm of positivity this year. Reduced political uncertainty, improving economic data and steady company results have all driven investors back to this often-overlooked region.

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Interest rates go up to 0.5%.

The Committee voted unanimously to maintain the stock of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves, at £10bn.  The Committee also voted unanimously

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Resilient Europe can rise again

Investors are writing off Europe again. Fund flows suggest that global managers have been net sellers of European equities for 36 consecutive weeks, as negative sentiment continues to weigh on

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Europe comes to terms with Brexit

Regardless of the UK vote, the world is facing a period of geo-political instability. The Referendum took place against a backdrop of low global growth and rising political risks. Anti-establishment

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While the bear’s away, the bunny will play

Should an inquisitive inter-stellar traveller happen to land on Earth this week, it might take a cursory glance at the markets and conclude that the planet’s economics appear to be

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Europe ripens for stock pickers

Europe remains on the slow road to recovery despite the recent negativity. Compounding the gloom amongst investors is the ratcheting up of event risk. Brexit is looming largest, driving down

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Why a bout of volatility was needed

US rates more influential than China turbulence Previously, we have said that elevated volatility was the only market prediction that we were certain about. We maintain this view largely because