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EU stocks pulled down by growth concerns, Italian budget

EU stocks slid today, as concerns of cooling economic expansion, Italian budget were exacerbated by banks.

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The STOXX 600 lost 0.7%, decreasing to the lowest in three weeks, as DAX gave up 1.2% and FTSE 100 down 0.5%.

Investors are not ready to call the EU a compelling value play, despite the region’s stocks that have been far behind the U.S. in 2018 and valuations that have slipped.

Kevin Gardiner of Rothschild & Co Wealth Management commented that it would be extremely imprudent to believe valuations alone are able to tip the scales in their favor against people’s doubts over the EU’s growth prospects.


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