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Massive UK Terror Attack Rocks Europe

 |  Tuesday, 23 May 2017 02:43  |  Published in Europe
Massive UK Terror Attack Rocks Europe
(London) A deadly incident being treated as a terror attack struck the UK last night. Immediately following the end of an Ariana Grande concert (an American singer), fans leaving an arena in Manchester heard a reportedly “massive” explosion. So far the situation is short on details, but apparently there are currently 19 dead and a total of 60 wounded. If the incident does turn out to be a terror attack it will be the largest in the UK since the London tube bombings of 2005. OxWFD: This is a high body-count attack and it may prove jarring for the UK…

Why It’s Time for European Stocks

 |  Tuesday, 09 May 2017 02:44  |  Published in Europe
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Why It’s Time for European Stocks
(Paris) US and British investors tend to look down on France, but in fact its economy is strong comparatively. It has higher productivity than the UK and the much mocked 35-hour work is actually more hours on average than workers in the US put in. This, combined with Macron’s recent triumph, is exactly why it is time to invest in Europe again. After years of struggle and the rise of populism, it now appears as if the center has turned the corner in France. The economy is recovering nicely and it now looks like the continent is once again ready…

The French Election is a Nightmare

 |  Thursday, 20 April 2017 05:15  |  Published in Europe
The French Election is a Nightmare
(Paris) The French election is casting a dark shadow over markets as the country heads to the polls this weekend. The race has four main competitors, but it is increasingly looking like a nightmare scenario for markets: candidates from the far right (Marine Le Pen) and the far left (Jean-Luc Melenchon) are likely to make it through to the final round of voting on May 7th. That would mean no mainstream candidates in the final round of the election, or a lose-lose for markets. Le Pen wants to take France out of the Euro, and Melenchon has far-left economic policy.…

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