Latest GDP data shows that France has helped the eurozone economy outperform the more pessimistic consensus forecasts. Whether Germany is in recession remains to be seen.
In a world of low bond yields, many investors struggle to extract a decent income from their portfolios, but European shares could be a potentially attractive option.
A sluggish outlook and low inflation suggest the European Central Bank is inching towards further stimulus, which we don’t think will be enough.
Christine Lagarde will succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central Bank, it has been revealed. We discuss what this might mean for markets and the economy.