Category Archives: Europe

New ETFs On The Block: JP Morgan Diversified Return Europe Equity ETF (JPEU)

JP Morgan Asset Management, the mutual and exchange-traded funds unit of JP Morgan Chase & Co, added the fifth ETF to its portfolio with the launch of JP Morgan Diversified Return Europe Equity ETF (JPEU). The JPM Diversified Return ETF … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: ALPS STOXX Europe 600 ETF (STXX)

Despite several European economies struggling with deflation and de-growth, many marquee European companies that have with sizeable international exposure managed to beat earnings estimate in 2014. The cold-response by the region’s lenders to European Central Bank President Mario Draghi’s recent … Continue reading

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New ETFs On The Block: SPDR Euro STOXX Small Cap ETF (SMEZ)

Europe is expected to witness stronger credit flow in the real economy after the European Central Bank cut its key interest rates this month. Investors are optimistic EU countries will recover from the prolonged recession that started in 2008 and … Continue reading

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How Crucial Is The Euro Exchange Rate?

There has been a divergence of opinion recently among the eurozone policymakers over the common currency’s valuation. While French President Francois Hollande had called for the euro’s devaluation, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann ruled out any intervention by the European Central … Continue reading

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Will Germany Bail Out The Eurozone Peripheral Countries?

The European Central Bank’s Outright Monetary Transaction was opposed by the German Bundesbank on the ground it amounts to refinancing the debts of profligate states. Critics of Germany often say the Bundestag is erecting hurdles for the creation of the … Continue reading

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Is IMF Involvement Required For OMT To Kick In?

There has much debate if and when Spain would request for a full-fledged bailout from the European Central Bank. There’s not much clarity on the International Monetary Fund’s role in the whole process. For the ECB to officially start the … Continue reading

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