Aubrey Capital Partners is set to launch a high conviction EU equity fund with "quiet confidence" 2013 will be a strong year for the region's markets.
The French economy has officially entered its third recession in four years after shrinking in the first quarter of 2013, data released today has revealed.
Germany's GDP slumped by the most in four years in Q4 2012, with French, Italian and Japanese growth also contracting more than expected on the quarter.
The French labour minister, Michael Sapin, described the nation as "totally bankrupt" in a recent interview, leaving the French President Francois Hollande to minimise reputational damage.
Bob Jolly (pictured), head of global macro at Schroders, reviews a year in global bond markets and asks what themes could characterise the asset class in 2013.
A Ratner moment, Skandia cost cuts and more taxes on the rich all made our top ten list of best read stories on the Investment Week website this week.
Moody's has stripped France of its AAA rating as Artemis' William Littlewood becomes the latest fund manager to turn more negative on the country.
France's economy is looking increasingly troubled and it could be the next eurozone domino to fall, investors at Legal & General Investments and Carmignac Gestion have warned.
France is set to slide into recession imminently, sparking changes in government as soon as next Spring, according to Carmignac Gestion founder Edouard Carmignac.
Top UK equity income managers have been cutting their weighting in tobacco stocks as concerns over earnings momentum and new rules on plain packaging put pressure on share prices.
Societe Generale's former trader Jerome Kerviel has had his appeal quashed by a French court which also said he is liable for the €4.9bn he lost the bank.
Will James, European equity income fund manager at Standard Life Investments, explains why investors should not turn their backs on the region despite the negative headlines.
Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande will meet later this week to decide on whether to ease the terms of Greece's bailout package after the country yesterday pleaded for more time.
Better-than-expected German and French GDP figures have failed to offset peripheral weakness as the eurozone contracted by 0.2% in the second quarter.
France's economy will slip back into recession in the third quarter, posting a 0.1% contraction, the Bank of France has warned.
European stocks are climbing after a four day sell-off, following a pledge from European Central Bank president Mario Draghi that the ECB will "do whatever it takes to preserve the euro".
Spain's 5-year bond yields hit a new euro-era high at a disappointing auction today as investors cast doubt on the country's ability to repay its debt.