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Oliver's Insights - The Eurozone - will they or won't they break up

Shane Oliver, Head of Investment Strategy and Chief Economist.


The attached note looks at the risk that the Eurozone will start to unravel.

The key points are as follows:


  • Elections in the Netherlands, France, Germany, possibly Italy and another Catalonian referendum will keep Eurozone break up risks in the headlines this year.
  • However, while the risks are significant - particularly in Italy and France - there are good reasons for thinking the Eurozone will continue to hang together.
  • Periods of market turmoil driven by such fears should be seen as opportunities for investors in Eurozone shares and peripheral bond markets.




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