Market Movers Blog: Italy's service sector contracts at record rate; Irish unemployment predicted to reach 25%
In this live blog, Professional Pensions' sister title Investment Week collates all the breaking market news, analysis and opinion on equity, bond and currency movements as well as the impact of trade wars, tightening monetary policy and the Brexit negotiations....
Markets were spooked last week by the prospect of an Italian snap election, raising concerns over its future position in the EU. While a government has been formed, it is too soon to sound the all-clear, writes Stephanie Baxter
PP looks at criticisms of plans to reward long-term investors
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Hannah Brenton examines the impact of the latest elections
European bond and stock markets saw a sharp sell-off on Monday after a shock result from the Italian election, where no political group managed to win a majority vote.
Rachel Dalton asks if there is light at the end of the tunnel
Andrew Short looks at what auto-enrolling employers will do to combat a mass opt-out
Andrew Short examines why global equities are back in favour
Andrew Short delves into the Brazillian economy
Cross-border European property funds continued their recovery in 2011, spurred on by underlying direct property market returns of 6.8%, according to the latest IPD Pan-European Property Fund Index figures.
David Lloyd of M&G looks at the alternative to view-based investing.
With 2012 looking like it will prove every bit as eventful as 2011, andrew short looks at what steps nimble trustees can take to mitigate crises and exploit opportunities
John Redwood urges schemes to manage and avoid obvious risks
John Redwood urges schemes to look beyond Europe