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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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Divergence in European Countries, Sectors and Companies

Citi’s Global Investment Committee has reduced allocation to European and emerging EMEA equities from neutral to underweight. Within the region, much performance dispersion is expected between countries, sectors and companies.
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Europe: Long-term Focus on Strong Company Balance Sheets

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a widespread cash flow crisis for European companies and significant downgrades to earnings forecasts is expected. Citi analysts believe that some of the downgrades and equity price falls could be overdone and may create opportunities.
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European Assets Fall as Further Government Support Awaited

The Euro STOXX 600 index had its biggest ever one-day fall, down 11.48% on 12 March after the European Central Bank’s (ECB) response to COVID-19’s impact underwhelmed investors.
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Brexit – Looking Ahead

After a three-and-a-half year departure process, the UK has officially left the EU after 47 years of membership. Sentiment data has improved potentially leading to an improvement in growth in the first half of the year, but a significant negotiating challenge remains.
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