'Lynchpin' for global stability
EEC founded in 1957
Japan was worst performing
Mark Burgess, CIO EMEA and Global Head of Equities at Columbia Theadneedle Investments, considers the potential impact on markets of electing Le Pen, and the volatile consequences that this would have on French assets.
John Redwood, chief global strategist at Charles Stanley, comments on the upcoming French presidential election and the potential implications for Europe.
Denies €4bn offer
Brexit triggers disenfranchised vote
Will minimize impact of UK departure
Concerns about EU's passporting rules
Changing role of health insurers
The FTSE 100 opened down 0.5% this morning, in the first trading session since the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night.
SWMC Small Cap European fund manager Jamie Carter has taken his gross market exposure to a record high in the view smaller companies are being overlooked by investors in the "mad scramble" to buy European equities.
Negative sentiment towards Europe's economic prospects has caused valuations in many cases to become very attractive, says Barings' Nick Williams.
Is a crisis engulfing the eurozone’s core?
‘France is finished’ but what about Germany?
BlackRock Continental European Income
Footloose and financially free
The eurozone's two largest economies both performed worse than expected in the second quarter, raising fresh fears over economic stability in the currency bloc.
Neptune's Rob Burnett has been adding to peripheral European banks in anticipation of a share price bounce after this year's round of stress tests are completed.
Saxo Bank has published a list of ten 'outrageous predictions' which could play out in 2014 and impact global investment markets.
Hugh Sergeant, manager of the River and Mercantile World Recovery fund and the group's top performing UK Equity Long Term Recovery fund, has been eyeing opportunities across Europe despite the uncertain outlook for the region.
Standard & Poor's has downgraded France's credit rating from AA+ to AA.