Index Dashboard: Europe

S&P Global
By February 1, 2019 11:02

Index Dashboard: Europe

  • European equities rallied all month long; the S&P Europe 350 rose in five weeks out of five to finish January with a gain of 6%, the best monthly total return for the benchmark since October 2015. Every country contributed positively in January, as equities picked up gains at month end thanks to a dovish surprise from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
  • It wasn’t all good news, however; the IMF blamed softening demand in Europe for a worsening global outlook, while data showed Germany at risk of falling into a recession and Italy officially entering one.
  • U.K. stocks gained 4% this month. Politicians on both sides of the U.K. Parliament struggled to agree on what they wanted from Brexit negotiations, only to align on a compromise that the E.U. says they can't have. 

S&P Global
By February 1, 2019 11:02

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