Overall, the outlook for Continental Europe looks more positive than it has done for some time.
Having dragged itself out of recession midway through 2013, the Eurozone is forecast to see real GDP growth of over 1% this year, led by Germany. Non-Eurozone countries such as Sweden, Norway and Poland, which held up better during the recent economic storms, are expected to continue to do well.
The bond markets also confirm this shift to more positive sentiment, with 10-year government bond yields in Spain and Italy falling to their lowest levels since 2006. That, in turn, is making investment in real estate more attractive to income-hungry investors.
Source : M&G Real Estate