Economic surplurses also pose risks
The European economy has proved a major disappointment this year. Investors started 2018 full of optimism.
It has been a difficult year for global equities, with volatility caused by factors such as concern about trade wars leaving many of the world's stock markets in retreat.
Few regions have experienced as bifurcated an economic landscape as Europe over the past decade.
Held position since 2000
Tit-for-tat rhetoric doing little to ease tensions within bloc
We meet management teams from companies across Europe and they continue to report a positive trading environment.
Global top spot went to the US
Navigating a volatile market
Premier's Ross: Why the IA property sector split will highlight the benefits of investing in property securities
Healthy outlook to pan-European market
Spike in fine wine markets
'Round of 16’ and quarter-finals
Financial performance in focus
Comment by Janet Mui
UK should develop its own authorised retail investment scheme
Political concerns remain
German recession concerns
Funds with one holding taking up large chunks of the portfolio
US 70% responsible for current rates
Asymmetric risk for UK
Globalisation has come a long way fast, and many of the factors driving local inflation are now global in nature. But where will they go from here?
Re-elected in September