European equities: stock markets in the eurozone and beyond
“The trouble with our times is that the future isn’t what it used to be.”
“Europe exemplifies a situation unfavourable to a common currency. It is composed of separate nations, speaking different languages, with different customs, and having citizens feeling far greater loyalty and attachment to their own country than to a common market or to the idea of Europe.”
- The launch of the single European currency in 1999 and the continuing integration of Europe’s economies has meant that investors worry less about the nationality of a company and more about the fundamentals of the business and its industry sector.
- The FTSE Developed Europe indices encompass companies ...