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Covid-19 lays bare the weakness of EU businesses

As a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is taking hold of Europe, the European Union, with its high welfare and healthcare standards, seems to be able to withstand it better than the US.

But if in terms of public health this may be true, in economic terms EU politicians and policymakers should use this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand that the EU risks falling behind the US and China — and to take measures to prevent that.

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UK election contributes to tech sector slowdown

UK election jitters have contributed to a slowdown in the country’s technology sector in the first quarter of the year, a survey by consultants KPMG shows.

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Autos are strategists’ favourite European stock picks

With central banks remaining in easy monetary policy mode and with signs of a recovery – most notably in the US and the UK but also to some extent in the eurozone – visible, analysts have been betting on stocks rather than bonds, at least until the end of the year.

Rotation between sectors is “extremely frequent” as investors try to get additional gains before the year-end by switching to underperforming sectors, strategists at Libra Investment Services said.

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