There has been a substantial increase in volatility over recent weeks caused by a number of different factors which have significantly impacted investor sentiment. European equities have declined by almost 15% since mid-September and we would like to highlight this setback as a buying opportunity.
The European Central Bank (ECB) has cut interest rates further in an attempt to boost domestic demand and reduce the risk of deflation in the euro area.
The autumn calendar is shaping up to be an eventful one for Europe's banks, and the impact should be beneficial for the sector and the broader economy.
Official estimates show the eurozone stagnated in the second quarter of the year following poor performance in core Europe, disappointing City expectations.
Russia has imposed a ‘full embargo’ on a range of food imports from Western economies, which have imposed sanctions over Russia’s alleged involvement in Ukraine.
Early official estimates show that Italy has slipped back into recession for the third time since 2007. The economy contracted by 0.2% in the second quarter having contracted by 0.1% in the first.
The harsher the Asset Quality Review and Stress Test process and the greater the number of failures, the greater the probability that we see weaker banks being consumed by stronger rivals.
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