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French election nerves reflected in the market

The first round of the French Presidential elections will be held on Sunday 11th April. The market has woken up to the possibility of a Le Pen win.

Markets rally like it is November 2016

European stock markets have opened marginally higher on Tuesday after Macron-mania swept over global markets at the start of the week. We expect there to be further upside, particularly if Macron can maintain his decent lead over le Pen in the run up to the second round vote on 7th May.

Markets get carried away with Macron

While the prospect of a President Macron is getting priced into the markets on Monday, it’s worth assessing whether investors’ are getting carried away.

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French election market salutes Macrons expected easy path to the Elysee Palace

The early exit polls from the first round of the French elections suggest that Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will progress into the second round.

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April 23, 2017 09:00 PM

FTSE exits blasé mode

UK blue-chip shares were again reacting to political events early this week, and even more so after last night’s events in Paris.

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April 21, 2017 07:54 PM

EU stocks on shaky footing ahead of French elections

The result of the first round of the French Presidential election on Sunday will determine which two candidates will be included in the second round of voting on May 7th.

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April 20, 2017 03:00 PM

French election preview: Why a “shock” win could be good for the euro

The first round of the French Presidential election takes place on Sunday 23rd April, with the exit polls expected late that night before the final confirmation of the results sometime early on Monday morning.

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April 19, 2017 04:00 PM

GBP recovers from Libor hit as French fears start to mount

Sterling is in recovery mode this morning after dipping at the market open on Sunday night after reports that the BOE pressured some banks to […]

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