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Europe is 16% more expensive than it used to be.

How Europeans’ household net worth is ‘now exclusively driven’ by negative interest rates

The cheaper you make mortgages — via negative interest rates — the more house prices go up as the supply of buyers enjoying easy cash increases.

‘The slowdown story is a complication’ — Global stocks are down after central banks warn on growth

Asian and European stocks and US futures fell on Thursday after central banks stoked growth fears and Theresa May agreed a six-month delay to Brexit.

Global stocks climb on ‘Super Wednesday’ as investors await key updates from both the Fed and ECB

US futures and European stocks rose ahead of the Brexit summit, ECB meeting and release of Fed minutes and inflation data.

Stocks are down after Trump threatens tariffs on EU helicopters, ski-suits, cheeses and wines

European stocks and US futures dipped after Trump threatened to impose tariffs on $11 billion in EU imports including helicopters and ski-suits.
ECB President Draghi

If the US is slowing down, Europe is headed for ‘an abrupt stop’

"We are now seeing a more persistent deterioration of external demand," European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Wednesday.
The potential merger just got a warning sign from the ECB.

Europe’s central bank just flashed a warning for any Deutsche Bank-Commerzbank merger

"I do not particularly like the idea of national champions, of European champions," the eurozone's top financial supervisor told the Financial Times.
The news from China is bad.

Trump’s trade war is hammering Chinese exports and it’s driving a global selloff

Chinese exports dropped a shocking 21%, and traders are nervous about European growth and US jobs.

ECB warns markets not to expect a hike before 2020 as it announces fresh stimulus for ailing European economy

"The Governing Council now expects the key ECB interest rates to remain at their present levels at least through the end of 2019," the ECB said.
Italy's economy contracted for two consecutive quarters.

Italy has plunged into recession, but investors are still falling over themselves to get involved

Italy sold two huge sovereign bonds at the start of 2019, defying expectations and kicking off a spate of fellow issuances to continue a market rally.

Asian markets are welcoming China’s concessions on Trump’s trade war

A menu of factors affected stock markets on Thursday, including the thawing US-China trade war, global growth, and the European economy and Brexit.