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The British currency's recent recovery will be short-lived should the housing market become less robust, as a new survey suggests is happening.
There is little the central bank still can do to support U.K. government bonds.
If anything, look to diversify into some German stocks, too, on strong eurozone growth.
Results of the French presidential runoff, a Bank of England meeting and UniCredit earnings dominate the week.
Investors should use the softer euro as an incentive to enter the European stock market.
This may turn out to be a good opportunity for investors to gain long-term exposure to French stocks.
U.K. assets are in for volatility due to Brexit rancor and an election campaign.
If the EU asks for euro derivatives clearing to be moved out of London, New York could get a good share of the business.
Highlights of the week include eurozone unemployment and economic growth, as well as earnings from BP.
China is the economic growth driver of the region, and there are signs it is losing steam.


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