Five stats from the market and the stories behind them. This week: the Bank of England gets explicit, housing reform at the door, and a good deal delivered to Washington Post shareholders.
Industry headwinds could slow down some companies, but further central bank moves and improving housing data offer the economy much-needed support.
The overall growth picture looks quite weak, but valuations of European stocks look compelling, says Morningstar OBSR's Peter Toogood.
Although European banks are trying to build a large buffer against continental turmoil, the risks are still there, according to Morningstar's Erin Davis.
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