European Stock Winners and Losers Upended Amid China Effect
Italian shares among region's best in 2015, German stocks fall
`The specifics for every country now matter the most'
Inyoung Hwang and Roxana Zega
Choosing which European stocks to invest in used to be straightforward: either stable markets unscathed by the continent’s debt crisis or riskier countries whose shares were cheaper.
That’s been upended this year. So-called peripheral nations such as Italy and Ireland are outperforming Germany and other "core" countries as local equity markets respond to their own imperatives, including a slowdown in China, elections and corporate scandals.