In the news

Disparities between EU states ‘create additional investment opportunities’

April 9, 2017

 

With rising euro skeptism and increasing political uncertainty, 2017 may be the greatest challenge yet for the EU.

 
In its recent report, J. P. Morgan Private Bank’s Julien Lafargue analyzes the current investment landscape and shares his view that the outlook is becoming more favorable for Europe despite the challenging times.

 

“In its current form, the EU is like a bicycle,” said Julien Lafargue, European equities strategist at J. P. Morgan Private Bank.

 
“It needs to keep moving forward or it will fall over. Although it could be a bumpy ride, we believe Europe’s economy looks well set to pick up speed and provide opportunities for investors in 2017.”

 
While recent polls show that only half of European citizens have a favorable view of the EU and less than a third support further integration, the upcoming elections in Germany and France present an opportunity for Europe’s leaders. If the EU holds together following these elections, investors are likely to be encouraged.

 

Read the full article here.

×

← Back to news list

Archive

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2006

2005

2004

Show more