DUBLIN & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) releases a new macro-market commentary: “Eurozone Investment: Quality Over Quantity.” The report discusses Europe’s relatively disappointing aggregated investment flow data since the Global Financial Crisis. Investment has been continually identified as the weak link in Europe’s economic recovery, despite favourable liquidity conditions in play, and overall investment has not yet reached pre-crisis levels according to the aggregated data. Continued uncertainties in Europe, including the impact of Brexit on the Eurozone, rising euroscepticism, and heightened policy risk in Italy, are factors that continue to constrain a faster recovery in investment spending.
However, a more granular review of investment data reveals two key (and more constructive) findings: (1) while the recovery of investment has been sluggish it is indeed accelerating; and (2) the quality of investment is improving, driven much more by the corporate sector with government and household investment lagging.
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