Millions face British Gas price hike: Energy bills for dual fuel customers will increase by an average of 5. Best pension funds to invest in 2015 you heed a ‘wealth warning’ on fund charges? Five funds to invest in the best that Europe has to offer – and why British investors are still piling into the continent By Philip Scott For Thisismoney. Greece’s embattled economy and the threat of contagion across Europe dominated headlines over recent months, but despite all the negative press investors are piling into the continent.
400m into funds investing across the region in May, according to the most recent numbers from trade body, the Investment Association. 75m for the previous 12 months. Investors appear to be happy to overlook the worst Europe has to offer in their hunt for returns from its better prospects. In some ways this is understandable. Given the spate of economic woes the continent has endured over recent years, such as deflation and sluggish GDP growth, it is easy to forgot that it is home to some world-class companies including auto-giants Renault and BMW as well as cosmetics group L’Oreal and Stella Artois owner Anheuser-Busch. Is Europe a basket case or a bargain?