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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why European Politics Are Likely To Take Center Stage in 2015

    After a year with relatively less drama, European politics are likely to return to center stage next year.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    IMF’s Economic Growth Expectations for Eurozone Largely the Same

    In its recent update, the International Monetary Fund’s economic growth projections for the Eurozone, including Lithuania, are unchanged at 1.5% for 2015.

    By David Ashworth
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    Miscellaneous

    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’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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    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
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Decline in Services Increases Spain’s Unemployment in October

    With an easing in the service sector, Spain’s unemployment rose by 82.3 thousand in October against a rise of 26.1 thousand in September. This is the highest since October 2013.

    By Lara Sheldon
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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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    Financials

    Consumer confidence is up, but spending is still down in Spain

    When will the consumer come back to Spain? Consumer confidence is an important indicator to follow, as it measures the pulse of an important driver of the economy, the end consumers whose demand creates businesses. As with other economic indicators discussed in this series, it’s not so much the level of an indicator that’s important […]

    By James Malthus, Macro Analyst
  • 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
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    Financials

    Will Brexit Weaken the UK’s Competitive Advantage over the US?

    On Brexit, import restrictions and tariff quotas currently applicable to importers in the UK and foreign businesses that export to the UK are set to change.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What the Spain Services PMI Says about the Economy

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain Services PMI showed a weaker improvement in June than in May.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Gradual Fall in Spain Services PMI Weakening Investor Sentiment

    The final Spain Services PMI showed a weaker rise in April than in March. It was 55.6 in April compared to 56.2 in March.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Spain’s Service PMI Improved in February

    Spain’s final services PMI showed a strong rise in February 2018. The PMI stood at 57.3 in February—compared to 56.9 in January.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at Spain Manufacturing PMI in January 2018

    The Spain Manufacturing PMI rose to 55.2 in January 2018 compared to 55.8 in December 2017. The figure didn’t beat the preliminary market estimate of 55.7.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Did Spain’s Services PMI Perform in December 2017?

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain services PMI stood at 54.6 in December 2017 as compared to 54.4 in November.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Manufacturing Activity Reaches a High in December 2017

    Eurozone manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, the Eurozone’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose strongly in December 2017, to 60.6 from 60.1 in November 2017. It beat the market expectation of 60.4 and marked the strongest expansion in manufacturing activity since 1997. Major Eurozone members Germany (EWG) (DAX-INDEX), France (EWQ), Spain (EWP), and Italy […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    A Look at Spain’s Manufacturing Activity in December 2017

    Spain’s manufacturing activity in December According to Markit Economics, Spain’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose to 55.8 in December 2017 from 56.1 in November. Whereas the index had reached an 11-year high in November, in December, it missed the market estimate of 56.4. Despite the lower PMI figure, manufacturing activity remained strong. Spain’s manufacturing PMI performance in […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Services PMI: Why It Strengthened in November

    The final Eurozone Services PMI stood at 56.2 in November compared to 55.0 in October. It met the preliminary market estimate of 56.2.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Insights into the Spain Services PMI for November 2017

    The final Spain Services PMI stood at 56.1 in November compared to 55.8 in October. It didn’t beat the preliminary market estimate of 56.5.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Spain’s Manufacturing Activity Recovers

    Spain’s manufacturing data According to Markit Economics, Spain’s manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) score rose to 56.1 in November 2017 from 55.8 in October 2017. Although the PMI figure didn’t beat the preliminary estimate of 56.5, it marked the fastest expansion seen since February 2007. Spain’s stronger manufacturing PMI performance was mainly due to increases in the following: improved […]

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Consumer Confidence in Positive Zone after a Decade

    According to a report from the European Commission, the Eurozone Consumer Confidence Index stands at 0.1 so far in November compared to -1.1 in October 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why the Eurozone Services PMI Weakened in October 2017

    The final Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 55.0 in October 2017 compared to 55.8 in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Spain’s Services PMI Fell in October 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain services PMI stood at 54.6 in October 2017 compared to 56.7 in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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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

    Charting the Steady Rise of the Eurozone’s Manufacturing PMI

    The Eurozone’s final manufacturing PMI showed solid improvement in October 2017, coming in at 58.5, compared with 58.1 in September.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Behind Spain’s New and Improved Manufacturing PMI

    Spain’s manufacturing PMI rose to 55.8 in October 2017, compared with 54.3 in September 2017. The PMI figure beat the preliminary market estimation of 54.9.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Analyzing the European Central Bank’s October Statement

    The reduction to the ECB’s bond-buying program will likely have a mixed impact on the bond markets of countries in the European Union.

    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

    Chart in Focus: Spain’s Services PMI in September 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain services PMI stood at 56.7 in September 2017 compared to 56.0 in August.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does Eurozone Manufacturing Signal a Healthier Economy?

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved strongly in September 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Spain’s Manufacturing Recorded a Strong Rise in September

    According to a report by Markit Economics, Spain’s manufacturing PMI rose to 54.3 in September 2017, compared to 52.4 in August.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Eurozone Services PMI Weakened: Will It Affect the Business Climate?

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the Eurozone services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 54.7 in August as compared to 55.4 in July 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Spain’s Service Activity Dropped in August 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the Spain Services PMI (purchasing managers’ index) stood at 56 in August compared with 57.6 in July.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How ECB Tapering Could Impact European Bond Markets

    The European bond market’s reaction to the ECB’s (European Central Bank) September 7 statement has so far been positive.

    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 Spain Manufacturing PMI Showed a Huge Drop in August 2017

    According to a report by Markit Economics, Spain’s manufacturing PMI fell to 52.4 in August 2017 as compared to 54 in July.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Eurozone’s Flash Manufacturing PMI Could Be Signaling a Change

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the flash Eurozone manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) improved in August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Fund Managers

    Eurozone’s Growth Rate Rose 0.6% in 2Q17

    According to Eurostat, the Eurozone’s economy posted a growth rate of 0.6% in 2Q17. In 1Q17, the economy posted a growth rate of 0.5%.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Happened to the Eurozone Services PMI in July

    The Eurozone Services PMI remained unchanged in July 2017, coming in at 55.4 but missing the preliminary market estimation.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Spain’s Services PMI Declined in July

    The Spain Services PMI stood at 57.6 in July, compared with 58.3 in June. The PMI figure didn’t meet the preliminary market estimation of 58.3.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Spain’s Manufacturing Activity Fell in July

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Spain Manufacturing PMI stood at 54 in July 2017 as compared to 54.7 in June.

    By Sarah Sands
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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

    Is the Euro Unstoppable?

    Economic data from the Eurozone continued to improve.

    By Ricky Cove
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Vodafone’s Vodacom Performance

    Vodacom is a South African mobile communications company that is 65% owned and controlled by Vodafone.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Vodafone Spain’s EBITDA Margin Keeps Growing

    Vodafone Group’s (VOD) revenue in Spain rose ~0.3% YoY to ~2.5 billion euros (about $2.61 billion) in fiscal 1H17.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Miscellaneous

    How Could Trump’s Victory Affect Europe?

    Donald Trump’s victory in the recently concluded US presidential elections could have a measurable sociopolitical and economic impact on Europe.

    By David Ashworth
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Stimulus Tapering, Brexit, and Your Europe Fund Investment

    In this series, we’ll look at how 2016 has panned out for Europe-focused mutual funds so far. We’ll take an in-depth look at the portfolios of 12 funds and conduct attribution analysis to see which sectoral or stock picks helped or hurt these funds.

    By David Ashworth
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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

    Inside the IMF’s Forecast for the Eurozone: Is the Region Poised for Economic Growth?

    In its October 2016 WEO report, the IMF forecasts that the Eurozone will grow by 1.7% in 2016 and 1.5% in 2017—up from its prior forecast of 1.6% and 1.4%.

    By David Ashworth
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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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    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

    Weak Data Puts Downward Pressure on European Indexes

    On July 6, major European indexes were trading lower for the second day. The fall in the indexes was led by the Italian FTSE MIB and the UK-based FTSE 100.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Contrasting Services PMI from the Eurozone and the UK

    The composite PMI came out at 53.1—above the flash estimates of 52.8. The rise was primarily due to the rise in manufacturing production.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Asian Markets Rise as Australian Housing Data Disappoint

    Key Asian indexes (AAXJ) were trading higher on July 4. This week, the major data release on the Asian front will be Australian monetary policy.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Novo Banco Isn’t as Good as It Looked

    The Bank of Portugal took control of Banco Espirito Santo’s assets and deposit-taking operations by transferring them to a new company—Novo Banco SA.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Spain’s Manufacturing Activity Hit 2-Month Low in December

    According to Markit, Spain’s manufacturing PMI increased to 53.0 in December, a decline of 0.1 points from November’s reading of 53.1.

    By Lara Sheldon
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Euro Strengthens after Spain’s Election Results

    The euro appreciated against the US dollar on December 21. The political parties in Spain are working to form a stable government after historic election results.

    By David Meyer
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    Earnings Report

    Telefonica’s Fixed Services Supported Revenue Growth in Spain

    Telefonica’s revenue from fixed services in Spain increased sharply by 4.6% YoY to 2.2 billion euros in 3Q15, largely due to a YoY increase in the fixed broadband and new services component.

    By Ray Sheffer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Spain’s Economy Is Facing a Deleveraging Dilemma

    The ratio between government debt and the GDP (gross domestic product) for Spain has been rising at a high rate. It reached 97.7% by the end of 2015.

    By David Meyer
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Services Lead the Jump in Spain’s September Unemployment Data

    Spain is one of the fastest-growing regions in the Eurozone. However, its increasing unemployment rate has become the biggest concern for the country’s policymakers.

    By Lara Sheldon
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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

    Spring could warm up home prices in Canada even more

    Rising home prices lead to households taking on more debt to fund the purchase. Increased bank lending to fund the purchases drives real estate prices up more.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Miscellaneous

    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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    Miscellaneous

    Investor fears in Greece send yields up, market index down

    Two bailouts got Greece up and running. After trending downward until early 2012, the Athens Stock Exchange Composite Index began to show signs of life.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • 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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