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  1. UPDATE 1-Finns vote, likely to pick opposition to revive economy

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    Sun, 19 Apr 2015

    HELSINKI, April 19 (Reuters) - Voters are tipped to oust Finland's pro- European and pro-NATO prime minister in Sunday's election and put in power an opposition coalition that may include Eurosceptic...

  2. Finns vote, likely to pick opposition to revive sagging economy

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    Sun, 19 Apr 2015

    HELSINKI, April 19 (Reuters) - Finns are tipped to oust a pro- European and pro-NATO prime minister in elections on Sunday and put in power an opposition coalition that may include Eurosceptic...

  3. From Barron’s, April 20, 2015 (Part 2)

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    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    Pg 9: Forsyth – Almost 1/3 rd of European bonds now have negative yields. Some Spanish mortgages had ..... government there took steps to cool off the hot stock markets. Europe started to worry once again about Greece . The US Fed may hike

  4. Europe is protected from possible Greek problems, France says

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    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - It is Greece and not Europe which will be hurt by any problems stemming from the Greek financial situation, because Europe has built buffers to protect itself, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin said on Saturday.

  5. Thousands in Germany protest against Europe -U.S. trade deal

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    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labor and environmental standards.

  6. Thousands in Germany protest against Europe -U.S. trade deal

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    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    BERLIN, April 18 (Reuters) - Thousands of people marched in Berlin, Munich and other German cities on Saturday in protest against a planned free trade deal between Europe and the United States that they fear will erode food, labour and environmental standards.

  7. Cyprus passes foreclosures bill, opening access to ECB's QE programme

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    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    NICOSIA, April 18 (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Cyprus on Saturday approved legislation governing foreclosures, paving the way for the bailed-out island to join the European Central Bank's sovereign bond-buying programme.

  8. From Barron’s, April 20, 2015 (Part 1)

    Commentary

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    exposure to the EMs in favor of Europe and Japan . Within the EMs, he ..... Pg M34, M40: A bad week in Europe [Norway -0.61% , Greece -7 ..... Forsyth – Almost 1/3 rd of European bonds now have negative yields ..... off the hot stock markets. Europe started to worry once again

  9. Portugal's Millennium bcp seeks debt-equity swap to boost solvency

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    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    LISBON, April 18 (Reuters) - Portugal's largest listed bank, Millennium bcp, plans to exchange junior debt for new shares worth up to 428 million euros ($462 million) to increase its solvency ratio by 70 basis points, helping to put it in line with European benchmarks.

  10. Investors Go for International-Equity Funds

    Video Reports

    Sat, 18 Apr 2015

    that with the unhedged MSCI Europe Index, it actually outperformed ..... which tells us that MSCI Europe actually went down with the ..... you look at the valuations of European stocks, they're maybe not all that cheap. Even though Europe obviously has a lot of problems

    Europe found at 2:07

    there an element of performance-chasing here? Because when you look at, say, Europe , the markets have performed really well; it's the euro that hasn't performed well versus the dollar. Strauts: Yes, there is definitely performance-chasing. An example would be [TICKER:HEDJ] WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity (HEDJ), which is the largest-flowing fund in this space; over the past 12 months, the fund has returned 24%. But if you compare that with the unhedged MSCI Europe Index, it actually outperformed that index by 28%, which tells us that MSCI Europe actually went down with the effects of currency. So, it's a huge difference for investors. I'm a little bit scared for investors piling into these funds today because they seem a little bit late to the party. Benz: And when you look at the valuations of European stocks, they're maybe not all that cheap. Even though Europe obviously has a lot of problems, the stocks have enjoyed a really good runup, as you say. Strauts: The ECB's quantitative-easing program
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