Europe Looks to Ease Lockdowns as Outbreaks Level Off.

Europe looks to ease lockdowns As global coronavirus cases passed the 3 million mark Monday, some of the hardest-hit European countries signaled tentative moves to restart their economies after weeks of lockdowns. Italy will start reopening construction and manufacturing sectors on May 4, retailers and museums on May 18, and bars, restaurants and hair salons on June 1. Schools won’t reopen until September.…

Barclays believes in Europe

Barclays has rebalanced its equity focus away from the U.S. and toward Europe and emerging markets for 2020. In its 2020 outlook, published Wednesday, the British lender said it expects European equities to deliver further gains, setting a target for the Stoxx 600 of 430 by the end of 2020, up 6% from Wednesday’s open. The rise is…