Europe in Crisis

Created to foster unity and economic stability, the euro zone now finds itself at the center of unprecedented financial stress.
For insights into this fast-changing situation and its impact on the financial markets from Legg Mason’s experienced investment managers, see below:


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Poll

What would be the best news for markets for the remainder of the year?








Poll

What would be the best news for markets for the remainder of the year?

Strong US corporate earnings validate US economic expansion
(35%)
Strength in the US dollar convinces the Fed to keep short rates low longer
(10%)
European Central Bank bond buying rekindles growth in European Union countries
(47%)
Growth in China strong enough to leave room for financial system and structural reform
(8%)



Previous month Poll

Which Asian country will have the strongest growth in the coming year?

Japan, as Shinzo Abe's policy initiatives take hold
(17%)
India, as Narendra Modi's new government enacts changes
(45%)
China, as Xi Jinping's reforms promote a stronger financial sector
(17%)
South Korea, as President Park Geun-hye's plan to boost growth bears fruit
(21%)