European Companies Aren't Selling Enough Stuff

Companies in the euro zone aren't achieving anything like the sales growth of their U.S. peers; the bloc risks sinking back into recession.

Anemic corporate sales may indicate the euro zone is sinking back into recession.

Photographer: Wolfgang von Brauchitsch/Bloomberg

As Europe's governments debate whether increased austerity or a dash for growth would best resuscitate the economy, it's clear that euro-zone companies aren't achieving anything like the sales growth of their U.S. counterparts. That suggests the European Central Bank will struggle to prevent the economy from sliding back into recession.

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