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Analysis: Trade war looms over European company earnings

Reuters  |  LONDON 

By Helen Reid and Julien PonthusLONDON (Reuters) - Investors will be watching Europe's exporters like hawks this earnings season, picking over results for signs that escalating protectionism worldwide has started to dent companies' investment plans and outlook. Much hangs in the balance for Europe's second-quarter earnings season. While expected to deliver better profits growth than the Jan-March quarter, it may also herald more volatility for trade-sensitive sectors such as autos and industrials. So far this year, investors have pulled $29.4 billion from European equity funds, while U.S. ...

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 23:44 IST