New Italian Government: Will Promises Pay Off for Investors?
The new prime minister, Matteo Renzi, has made big promises for the Italian economy, but delivery may be difficult.
Swiss Endanger EU Ties With Immigration Vote
Swiss opposition to “free travel” could cost the country’s economy dearly.
Poland Thriving Thanks to Infrastructure Investments
Poland is an EU success story, despite the region's financial woes — but investors should be wary of some possible pitfalls.
Ukraine's Trade Deal About-Face From EU to Russia Fraught With Risk
Failure of President Yanukovich to sign with Europe threatens progress, economy and government.
Germany Still Thorn in Side of Eurozone Banking Union
While in general German banks are stronger than others in the eurozone, stress tests could shine a light on a few exceptions.
Women’s Work: Women’s Role in the Industry
The future of the financial services industry, as it seeks to better itself in an ever-changing regulatory landscape, could hinge on a resource that is already present but largely ignored: women.
EU Pushes Ahead With Reforms Despite Opposition
Action is progressing on a number of fronts for the European Union even as opposition from countries such as Germany and the U.K. slows progress.
Vodafone/Kabel Deutschland Merger Bodes Well For Europe, but Recession Could Dampen Demand for Quad-Play
The acquisition of Germany’s largest cable provider, Kabel Deutschland, by Britain’s Vodafone is exciting news that bodes well for merger and acquisition activity in Europe.
Syria Strike by U.S. Likely to Push Oil Prices Higher
Disruptions in oil supply network could also affect U.S. inflation. Kerry speech slams Assad regime for chemical attacks; markets respond as military action appears to still be an option.
What Free Trade With Europe Will Mean
Some sectors will thrive on more trans-Atlantic trade.