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.
Markets across the continent were lower in morning trading as investors reacted to heavy selling in emerging markets.
The eurozone has come out of recession, recording GDP growth of 0.3% in the second quarter to bring a record 18-month contraction to an end.
Ignis Asset Management's Stuart Thomson has identified five countries across Europe which could be the epicentre for the next leg of the region's financial crisis.
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.