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Why are Europe and UK Poised for a Better 2021?

Second wave infections are still rising in several European countries. However fatalities are not rising at the same pace as in wave one, partly because of progress with treatments and also more hospital capacity. Recent vaccine news from pharmaceutical companies are also positive-looking towards the second half of 2021. Lockdowns are likely to be for shorter periods than 2Q and measures are softer.
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East vs. West: A Contrast in COVID-19 Outcomes

After a summer reprieve, the rise of a second wave of COVID-19 in US & Europe was widely anticipated. In comparison, COVID-19 infection rates have remained dramatically lower in much of Asia.
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An Improving Investment Case for Developed Europe

Citi analysts see an improving investment case for developed Europe, which could also be supported by recovering Asian and Latin American (Latam) economies.
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Europe’s Improving Investment Outlook

Citi analysts are neutral on European equities but see four factors driving an improving investment outlook for the region, including the EU27 Recovery Fund agreement.
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Europe: Economic Recovery Underway, but Far Below Normal

Europe and UK face challenging unlocking phases. Citi analysts expect some resurgences from COVID-19, but no new widespread and prolonged lockdowns.
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ECB Expanded its Stimulus – What are the Implications?

The ECB boosted its PEPP and fully endorsed the recently proposed EU Recovery Fund. In Citi’s view, sentiment towards European assets is expected to improve.
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