Europe: Not Out Of The Woods Yet?

Having overcome 2017's myriad of potential political shocks, issues in Germany, Italy and Spain could mean the picture's not as rosy for European equities as it seems

David Brenchley 29 November, 2017 | 3:41PM
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Angela Merkel could have yet another election to fight in 2018.

This time last year, political risks hanging over Europe worried investors; Geert Wilders in the Netherlands and Marine Le Pen in France threatened an anti-globalisation uprising, while Britain reeled from the Brexit vote.

Thankfully, Mark Rutte and Emmanuel Macron saw off their respective threats, and Brexit negotiations seem to have - finally - taken a turn for the better, but that does not mean that Europe is free from political uncertainty.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
Invesco European Equity Inc UK Z Acc515.25 GBP0.01Rating
JPMorgan European Discovery Ord546.01 GBP-0.36Rating
Man GLG Continental Eurp Gr Retail Acc A749.96 GBP0.91Rating
Schroder European Alpha Income Z Acc2.59 GBP0.51Rating
TM CRUX European Special Sit I Acc GBP339.07 GBP0.46Rating

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk