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Columbia Threadneedle Investments: Europe needs new approach to escape economic malaise

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4 Feb 2020

Columbia Threadneedle Investments: Europe needs new approach to escape economic malaise

With monetary policy seemingly reaching the limits of its effectiveness, another approach is required for the continent to avoid ‘Japanification’. We believe a focus on productive sustainable investment could not only stimulate growth, but also bring about social and environmental benefits.

The eurozone’s slow growth, low inflation and low interest rates are increasingly a concern for analysts. Much has been written about “Japanification” or the “limits” and “side effects” of monetary policy, but less about alternative ways to avoid these outcomes. We believe that with a bit of thinking outside the box, and a focus on environmental and social issues, a mechanism exists to restart economic growth.

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