Some comfort for European SME investors -
The FT recently released its Fastest Growing Companies surveys for Europe and the Americas. Prima facie, the tables make pretty depressing reading for the Old Continent, but there is a silver lining…..
The table below picks out companies at various points in the ranking to give a broad idea of how the regions compare. What we are really trying to do is compare Europe to the US, so we should have stripped out Canada and LatAm, but the US dominates the list to such an extent that the whole ranking should be a good enough proxy.
The top two lines of the table tell the story that we are accustomed to hear, with the US outstripping sclerotic, disjointed Europe both in growth and company size (Netflix plays Just Eat at the top end!). The gap in size is so wide that an out-
How to fix European SME capital markets -
…and what is it with the Swedes?
Sweden has hit the headlines in a big way this year. Many say it has shown the rest of Europe how to react to a crisis and, although it has come in for some flak as second-
Whether or not the country deserves high regard for Tegnell's cool-