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NEWS: Europe’s hard-pressed payment firms face investor exodus

By Elizabeth Howcroft

A bleak economic outlook and tougher regulatory scrutiny are proving a final straw for investors in European payments company stocks, with signs some are giving up on the industry.

Sector valuations, which ballooned during the COVID-19 pandemic as the market for digital financial services boomed, have since slumped as markets have re-appraised their outlook.

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