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Italy’s Economy by the Numbers

Voters in Italy on Sunday soundly rejected proposed changes to the country's constitution that supporters, including Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, said would streamline the country's legislature and make Italy more ...
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Growth in Europe Picks Up in Flash PMI Reading

The markets have seen two weeks of post-election rallying, while U.S. interest rates and the dollar have both been rising in anticipation of a return to growth. Markit has already ...
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Goldman Sachs Issues Upside 2017 Macro Outlook: Trump, GDP, Taxes and Policy

If there is one brokerage research firm that can turn the heads of all investors at once it would have to be Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS). After all, ...
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Fiat Chrysler EU Market Share Tops GM, Closing in on Ford

New car registrations in the European Union (EU) for the month of October totaled 1.1 million units, essentially flat with October of last year. Year over year, sales rose by ...
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Dow, DuPont Merger Review Halted Again in Europe

The proposed merger between Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (NYSE: DD) ran into another snag on Thursday when European regulators suspended their ...
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Euro Area GDP Still Escapes Contraction in Q3

Among all the problems in Europe and the post-Brexit woes, the European Statistics agency (Eurostat) has released its first view of third-quarter seasonally adjusted gross domestic product (GDP). The preliminary ...
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European Economy Improving Fast: 4 Top Dividend Stocks to Buy Now

Between the Brexit and issues like refugees flooding in from war-torn Middle East countries, Europe has had its share of troubles over the past year. The good news for the ...
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Ford, GM Left Behind as EU September Sales Set Record

New car registrations in the European Union for the month of September totaled 1.46 million units, a volume record for the month. Year over year, sales rose more than 17% ...
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As Oil Prices Rise, Europe Faces Trouble

Oil is headed back toward $55, and the respite oil-poor Europe has had when crude was much lower is ending. Denmark ranks 44th in the world in terms of oil ...
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Evidence That Negative Yields Are Finally Shrinking Around the Globe, Sort Of

With news that the Bank of Japan will continue on its quantitative easing path, and with accommodative policies in Europe and the United States, there is still a massive amount ...
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ECB Rate Decision Delivers No More Free Money to the Markets

President Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank (ECB) may have dashed some of the ambitions of investors who have been hoping for the endless quantitative easing money that they ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Sees Apple’s EU and Irish Tax Woes Blowing Over

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) saw its shares retreat about 1% early Tuesday after the European Union ruled that Apple would need to pay €13 billion, or about $14.5 billion, in back taxes ...
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What Bank of England’s Rate Cut and Quantitative Easing Really Mean

Quantitative easing has begun to be seen as an ugly term. Now the Bank of England has decided to try to fend off more economic weakness, and hopefully avoid a ...
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New Stock Market Highs Fighting Many More Outside Pressures Than Usual: Time to Panic?

Investors often wonder what to think when the stock market hits new all-time highs. Do they sell or do they chase the market higher? The bull market of the past ...
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13 Large US Companies With Little or No Brexit & Europe Woes

OK, so we all know now that Britain voted to leave the European Union. All the polls told you not to worry about that happening, but then it happened. The ...
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