The largest economy in Europe is Germany, which also ranks as the fourth largest economy on a global level. France and Italy are the next biggest economies. Europe saw a tentative recovery since the global economic downturn but has stalled and become hesitant more recently.
Europe in Q1 2014
Deal values throughout Europe in Q1 2014 amounted to US$ 160.6bn, an increase of marginally over 19% from Q1 2013 deal value of US $ 134.8bn. The data shows:
A second consecutive quarter increase
Nordic and Germanic regions are accounting for an increasing number of deals
Inbound investments from North America are decreasing though the majority of investment is still aimed there