Politics is going to be an increasing risk factor this year The populist movement is on the rise again. Today, Italy’s League have reached out to the far-right Brothers of Italy party to join the government, and in Spain’s Andalusia, the far-right VOX... Are you all buckled in for the new European regulations coming in? Tomorrow is the day that Europe’s Mifid II comes into force. The massive new financial legislation is to begin and there’s still a huge amount of financial institutions that aren’t... Data from the Eurozone keeps the economies ticking along Some minor data from Europe this morning. German GFK consumer sentiment Nov 2017 10.7 vs 10.8 exp/prior Spanish unemployment rate Q3 2017 16.38% vs 16.50% exp. Prior 17.22% Italian consumer confidence Oct 2017... Sees region doing better than IMF’s recent view ECB Will Look Very Closely At Fed Balance Sheet Unwind Euro unmoved 1.1830 as the emphasis lies on the Brexit galore past few hours .