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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the European Central Bank Is Optimistic about Growth

    At its April 26 meeting, the ECB’s (European Central Bank) governing council sounded optimistic about the European Union’s growth momentum.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Was 2017 for European Markets?

    At the start of 2017, elections in many European countries brought some political uncertainty to the European markets.

    By Sushree Mohanty
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the IMF Upgraded Its Eurozone Growth Forecast

    The International Monetary Fund (or IMF) has upgraded its growth projections for Eurozone countries, including France, Germany, Italy, and Spain.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What’s behind the European Central Bank’s Normalization Plans?

    Economic growth has picked up in recent quarters. According to data from Eurostat, the European economy (VGK) grew 2.3% in the recent quarter.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Strong European GDP Growth Momentum Gives Confidence to the ECB

    In its September 7 meeting, the ECB (European Central Bank) governing council sounded optimistic about the strong growth momentum in the EU.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the International Monetary Fund Expects Continued Euro Growth

    Growth projections for Euro area upgraded The International Monetary Fund (or IMF) has revised its growth projections for France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Growth projections for Germany (FGM), France (EWQ), and Italy (EWI) were upgraded by 0.2% for 2017, and 0.1% for 2018. Spain (EWP) had a higher upgrade to growth expectations, with a change of […]

    By Ricky Cove
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece’s Unemployment Falls, but Still the Highest Among Peers

    Europe’s average unemployment has fallen to a four-year low of 9.8% as of 2016. Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 23.5% in January 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Vodafone Italy’s EBITDA Margin Keeps Growing

    In fiscal 1H17, Vodafone Group’s (VOD) revenue in Italy (EWI) rose ~2.5% YoY (year-over-year) to ~3 billion euros (about $3.13 billion) in fiscal 1H17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Monetary Policy Remained in Focus in October

    Like in September, monetary policy and associated releases were made headlines throughout October.

    By David Ashworth
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    Financials

    The Debt Clock Is Ticking: Does the Next President Have a Plan?

    The debt clock is ticking in the United States, and at a good pace. The total US (SPY) (IWM) (QQQ) debt is currently $19.8 trillion.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    ECB Keeps Markets Guessing on Monetary Policy

    The ECB (European Central Bank) released its latest monetary policy statement on October 20, 2016.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are We Witnessing a Taper Tantrum from the ECB?

    While talking to Bloomberg, Jeffrey Rosenberg, chief fixed-income strategist at BlackRock, made an important observation about the market’s reaction to the reports.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Italian Banks Led Gains in European Markets

    Critical European markets (DBEU) were all trading on a positive note on August 23, 2016. The rise was led by the Italian FTSE MIB.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Does the Global Markit Services PMI Show?

    Markit published the July services PMI number for European countries (EZU) on August 3. The services activity expanded in Europe.

    By David Meyer
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Scenarios in the IMF’s Report: What to Expect

    The IMF looks at two risk scenarios for estimating the growth forecasts in case of increased risks. The two new scenarios are “downside” and “severe.”

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Should Investors Turn in the Wake of Brexit Results?

    As concerns about weak economic growth are further aggravated in the aftermath of Brexit, European (EZU) stocks are likely to see downward trends for the rest of the year.

    By Richard Turnill
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    Scenario Analysis: What to Expect after the Brexit Vote

    If negotiations after the Brexit vote pave a tough road for the United Kingdom, then other countries will be forced to rethink a referendum.

    By David Ashworth
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Central Bank Will Be in the Limelight This Week

    The major event of the macro calendar of the week starting July 18 will be the ECB’s (European Central Bank) monetary policy meeting on July 21, 2016.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    French Inflation Rose: Will It Impact the ECB’s Stimulus Decision?

    Consumer prices in France increased by 0.2% on an annual basis in June—compared to unchanged inflation in the previous month.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Markets Extend Rally on Stimulus Hopes, FTSE 100 Remains Flat

    The FTSE 100, the United Kingdom’s major index (EWU), has been on rising trend after the sharp fall for two days following the Brexit referendum.

    By David Meyer
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    Financials

    Is the Brexit Vote the Beginning of a Movement?

    Popular opinion holds that the Brexit referendum has opened the gates for other such votes in the future.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    EWG Fell despite Release of Higher German IFO Conditions

    The iShares MSCI Germany ETF (EWG) fell by 9.8% at the end of the day on June 24. The SPDR Euro Stoxx 50 ETF (FEZ) fell by 11.7%.

    By David Meyer
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    Earnings Report

    Why Oracle Expects Improved Software and Platform Growth Ahead

    Oracle now expects 65% or higher growth in its cloud SaaS (software-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) space in fiscal 2017.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Strong Rise in Eurozone Current Account Surplus

    The current account surplus in the Eurozone (EZU) (FEZ) increased to 34 billion euros on June 17 against 31.3 billion euros in April.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why the Eurozone’s Recovery Isn’t Broad-Based Yet

    Though there are green shoots appearing in European economies, the Eurozone’s (EZU) (VGK) growth is still facing stiff long-term headwinds.

    By Jean Boivin
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone’s Subdued Retail Sales and Services PMIs Add to Worries

    The Eurostat released the Eurozone’s (DFE) retail sales data for April on June 4, 2016. Retail sales remained unchanged.

    By David Meyer
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    Miscellaneous

    How Will Textura Enhance Oracle’s Position in Construction?

    Textura provides cloud-based payment management services and sells billing software to the construction sector.

    By Anne Shields
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    Miscellaneous

    A Look at Solair, Microsoft’s Latest Acquisition

    Solair, based in Italy (EWI), is an IoT (Internet of Things) company that specializes in connecting workplace devices.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Indexes Broadly Positive on March 14

    Critical European indexes were trading on a positive note on March 14, 2016, at 12:00 PM ET. Looking at the performance of the major European indexes, DAX and France’s CAC 40 traded higher by 1.5% and 0.16%, respectively.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    European Indexes: Broadly Positive ahead of the US NFP Release

    Critical European indexes (VGK) were trading with a positive bias on March 4, 2016, at 7:00 AM EST. The Euro Stoxx 50 rose by 0.92%.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Vodafone Performed in Italy in 3Q16

    Vodafone service revenue in Itay fell ~8.8% YoY (year-over-year) to reach ~0.93 billion pounds.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Italy’s Manufacturing Activity Eased in January

    The Italian economy contributes about 3.0% toward global gross domestic product, and the manufacturing sector accounts for 15% of the country’s economy.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Italy’s Inflation Rate Remained Flat in December

    According to the National Institute of Statistics (Istat), Italy’s December inflation rate is expected to remain unchanged at 0.1% on a year-over-year (or YoY) basis.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Greek Debt Crisis Impacted the Eurozone in 2015

    Greece’s debt was ~250 billion euros. The Greek debt crisis left the EU in a difficult situation. It can allow Greece to exit or it can accept Greece’s soaring debt.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Italian Consumer Confidence Fell in December

    According to the ISTAT (Italian National Institute of Statistics), Italy’s consumer confidence fell to 117.6 in December—compared to 118.4 in November 2015.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    How Does the Greek Debt Crisis Impact the Eurozone?

    Greece’s debt was around 250 billion euros. It’s nearly 175% of its 2013 GDP figures. The GDP could fall more in 2016. The debt crisis started in 2010.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Italy’s Trade Surplus Widened with Declining Imports in September

    According to the National Institute of Statistics (or ISTAT), Italy’s goods and services surplus rose to 2.2 billion euros in September 2015 compared to 2.0 billion euros a year ago.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Euro Falls Sharply as the Fed Is Open to a December Hike

    The euro–US dollar currency pair fell 1.2% on October 28, 2015, as the Fed delayed a rate hike and stated that it’s open to considering a rate hike in December.

    By David Meyer
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    Earnings Report

    Tenneco’s Revenue and Income Fell in 3Q15

    Tenneco reported a 4.9% decrease in net revenue in 3Q15. Net income and EPS decreased 57.1% and 57.3%, respectively, in 3Q15.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Netflix Plans to Expand to Italy, Spain, and Portugal

    High mobile Internet penetration in Western Europe bodes well for Netflix, as many of its Western European subscribers will be able to access Netflix on various electronic devices.

    By Shirley Pelts
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    August PMI Reports for the Big 4: Italy, France, Spain, Germany

    Italy’s August Manufacturing PMI slipped to 53.8 level in August, down from July’s four-year-high of 55.3. The reading was well supported by an increase in new orders at manufacturers.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Italy’s Inflation Rate Rose in August: EWI Fell 0.40%

    According to the August 31 release by the ISTAT, the EU’s harmonized inflation rate in Italy rose to an impressive 0.50% in August on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Italy’s Inflation Rate Rose to 0.3% in July, yet EWI Fell 0.88%

    The ECB’s (European Central Bank) monetary stimulus package seems to be working well for most Eurozone economies, especially Italy.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Living Longer: The Magnitude of the Mega Trend

    Americans are living longer but reproducing more slowly. This is leading to an increasing elderly population. This is a demographic trend that’s here to stay.

    By Chip Castille
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Greece Is Opposed to the Austerity and Reform Agenda

    Greece is opposed to the austerity and reform agenda. In the past, austerity measures helped reduce Greece’s fiscal deficit, but reduction came at a heavy price: crippling social and economic impacts.

    By Shelly Vinson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Should Investors Be Concerned about a Grexit?

    Grexit might not precipitate a financial contagion, but the possibility of a political contagion is very likely. Spain and Italy may decide to follow suit.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Miscellaneous

    Deadlock Over The ‘Bridge To Nowhere’

    The emergency meeting in Brussels of all the Eurozone (EZU) finance ministers on February 11 ended in a deadlock over the “bridge to nowhere”.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    The Next Act In The Greek Political Drama

    The stage is set for the next act in the Greek political drama. With the anti-austerity Syriza firmly at the helm of affairs, it will be a turbulent ride for the Eurozone.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    A ‘Grexit’ could leave the Eurozone holding the bag

    European Union instability is just one of several negative implications the Eurozone will have to face it Greek exits the monetary union.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Exiting the Eurozone: The implications of a ‘Grexit’

    Exiting the Eurozone would mean Greece would no longer be bound by the austerity measures that have resulted in massive cuts to public spending.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Will Spain and Italy follow in Greece’s footsteps?

    If the perception was that Spain and Italy might follow the Greek example, yields would rise. But yields are down in both countries.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Greece gets a new prime minister

    On Monday, January 26, Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Greece. His Syriza party advocates against austerity measures.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Subdued market reaction to Syriza party win in Greece

    The Syriza party win ends over four decades of alternating rule by the New Democracy party and the Pasok party.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Greece needs to pick up economic momentum

    The subdued economic momentum in Greece has had a direct—and negative—impact on its ability to honor its foreign obligations, specifically its bailout loan.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Italian and Spanish spreads widen—another sign of Europe weakening?

    Italy’s ten-year government bonds spread against Italy’s ultra-safe German counterpart closed at 176 basis points on October 16. Yields on ten-year Italian bonds reached as high as 2.71% that day and closed at 2.58%.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Financials

    Why are investors becoming bearish for Greek bonds and stocks?

    After four years under a rescue program by the IMF, the EU, and ECB, Athens has largely repaired its finances.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Will the European Central Bank turn to quantitative easing?

    In June, the ECB (European Central Bank) launched the TLRTO (Targeted Long-Term Refinancing Operation), which has a built-in incentive mechanism to encourage loans to firms.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Draghinomics: Why Europe needs help fast

    Europe has more than one problem. Growth in the Eurozone stalled in the second quarter, following four quarters of sluggish recovery from a crisis over high government debt.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • Financials

    Must-know: What caused the Greek, Irish, and Spanish debt issues?

    Tourism revenues—a key revenue component for all these countries—declined substantially because foreign tourists stayed away during the aftermath of the Great Recession. Key industries were also affected—notably cyclical industries like shipping.

    By Phalguni Soni
  • Financials

    Why are yields in the Eurozone at an all-time low?

    Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (or ECB) and former Goldman Sachs (GS) managing director, unveiled a suite of stimulus measures on Thursday, June 5 at the ECB’s policy meeting. Initially, bond yields fell. Yields on short and long-term debt in the Eurozone also fell.

    By Surbhi Jain
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