Archive Europe: Economy

  • UK's two-party system is gone: Costley

    Tom Costley, head of TNS Scotland, talks about the Scottish National Party and its possible influence on the upcoming U.K. election. He adds that the two-party system in the U.K. is now gone.

  • Europe's equities showing signs of reform: Jim O'Neill

    Former Goldman Sachs Asset Management Chairman Jim O'Neill, shares his outlook on European markets, amid structural reforms and the ECB's quantitative easing program.

  • ECB's credit stimulus 'having an effect'

    Stephen Macklow Smith, head of the strategy team for European equities at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, says that the European Central Bank's bond-buying programme and its credit stimulus is having an effect on European equities.

  • UK Pensions: A huge social experiment

    The landscape of the pensions is about to be shaken up in the UK. Tom McPhail, Head of Pensions Research at Hargreaves Lansdown, weighs in on the risks that could occur from this dramatic change.

  • Greece repaid one of its key loans on Thursday, but with the country’s coffers still close to empty, the government may merely have earned short-term respite.

  • 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.

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