Archive Europe: Economy

  • Strategist: We are looking to cut exposure to Europe

    James Butterfill, Global Equity Strategist at Coutts, said European equities are now starting to look expensive, and he is looking to trim exposure to the sector, while still maintaining an overweight position.

  • Cheap euro is here to stay

    Jesper Bargmann, head of Trading, Asia at Nordea Markets, says factors like Greece will weigh on the euro, which is likely to hit parity with the U.S. dollar within the next few months.

  • Greece repays IMF

    Greece has paid back part of its loan from the International Monetary Fund. Christine Lagarde, provides insight to restoring economic stability in Greece and Europe.

  • Autos help European stocks end higher; BoE holds

    European equities closed higher on Thursday as investors reacted to fresh economic data and auto stocks posted strong gains.

  • How the UK elections impacts BoE rates

    Michael Sneyd, FX strategist at BNP Paribas, says that he thinks the Bank of England will hike rates sooner than analysts predict. However, the timing depends on the U.K. election outcome, he says.

  • Cruise and holiday groups, along with buy-to-let property are just some of the sectors set for a boost this year, following new U.K. pension rules.

  • How to invest in the EU travel sector

    Sir David M C Michels, chairman at Michels & Taylor and London & Capital, talks about launching a new hotel fund.

  • Hilliard: BoE will do nothing today

    With the Bank of England meeting today, as the UK inflation hits zero, Brian Hilliard, chief UK economist at Societe Generale, talks about his expectations for today and the future of the UK economy, saying the next BoE rate hike will be in 2016.

  • Hilliard: 25% chance of a 'Brexit' referendum

    Brian Hilliard, chief UK economist at Societe Generale, explains why he thinks there's a 25 percent chance of a "Brexit" referendum and the consequences that could come of it.

  • SocGen: 10% chance of sustainable deal for Greece

    Anatoli Annenkov, senior European economist at Societe Generale, says that for Greece to pay back all of its loans, there needs to be more progress at the next Eurogroup meeting.

  • Why Russia won't lend a helping hand to Greece

    Given its own economic concerns, Russia won't want to take on risks by giving financial aid to Greece, says Mark Melatos, senior lecturer at University of Sydney.

  • Oil stocks surge on M&A, Europe closes flat

    European equities closed mostly lower on Wednesday, helped by a surge in energy stocks with Shell launching a bid for U.K.-listed BG Group.

  • Greek reforms: The risks ahead

    Edmund Shing, global equity portfolio manager at BCS Financial Group, discusses Greece's reform plans and the potential risks ahead.

  • Mobius: Be careful about Russia

    With sanctions still in place and lingering uncertainty over Russia's action in Ukraine, Mark Mobius, executive chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, is hesitant about investing in Russia.

  • Why Greece really needs tax reforms

    Constantine Michalos of the Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industry, discusses the best course of action to boost Greek business.

  • Europe closes sharply higher on reduced hike fears

    European equities rallied to close higher Tuesday with fears over an impending rate hike in the U.S. receding and investors cheering acquisition news in the courier delivery sector.

  • Grexit: Worse for stock market, than bond market

    Discussing the latest developments with Greece, David Owen, chief European economist at Jefferies International, says that if Greece exits the euro zone, it could be worse for the European stock market than the bond market.

  • Fed vs. ECB: Where's the best place to be?

    Tom Naratil, UBS CFO, weighs in on where he is seeing the best investment opportunities for his clients.

  • Probability of Greece default 'significant': Pro

    Reza Ali, Prosiris Capital CEO & CIO, weighs in on the odds of Greece leaving the euro zone and the future of the euro.

  • Greece pledges to make IMF payment on time

    Kunal Ghosh, emerging market portfolio manager at Allianz Global Investors, says news that Greece will repay a loan tranche to the IMF on time on April 9 calmed markets.

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