As part of a larger push to bring its classic American design aesthetic to international markets -- and build on its recent Italian successes -- Gap will debut a flagship store in Rome on Via del Corso, a key shopping area, on Saturday.
While stocks in the U.S. are likely to chug along well into next year, there could be better opportunities in international stocks. Sandy Mehta of Value Investment Principals, discusses three international growth companies, traded on U.S. exchanges, that have terrific prospects, but are now trading at deep discounts.
Andrew Milligan, the head of global strategy at Standard Life Investments in London, says yes. He says that while short-term fiscal pressures are manageable, "there are significant long-term risks from high levels of public sector debt."