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  • French Presidential Vote: International Media React

    24 April, 2017 12:36 PM 21

    Paris: The results of France's first round of presidential election made front page headlines around the world on Monday. Many newspapers noted that a likely win for pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron in the May 7 run-off would be good news for the European Union but warned that his far-right rival Marine Le Pen could still pull off a surprise victory

  • Fate of Europe will depend on winner of the French presidential election

    24 April, 2017 8:54 AM 47

    The results of one of the most divisive and unpredictable presidential contests in recent French history, which saw early frontrunner, the conservative François Fillon, laid low by a corruption scandal and judicial investigation; a late surge by Jean-Luc Mélenchon the far-left firebrand who wants to take France out of the European Union and NATO; and the Socialist

  • Euro jumps, yen dives as French worries abate

    24 April, 2017 8:16 AM 21

    LONDON: The euro surged and the yen sank on Monday after the first round of France's presidential election turned out bang in line with opinion polls, settling currency market worries of another systemic political shock from next month's second round. Measures of expected volatility of the euro - driven to their highest in a year by nerves ahead of the vote - collapsed

  • France’s Emmanuel Macron favourite for presidency in May 7 runoff with Le Pen

    24 April, 2017 7:33 AM 31

    Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Though Macron, 39, is a comparative political novice who has never held elected office, new opinion polls on Sunday had him easily winning the final clash against

  • Emmanuel Macron, Marine Le Pen Set For French Election Run-Off

    24 April, 2017 7:02 AM 19

    Paris: Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's presidential run-off, results showed Monday, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country's youngest leader in its history. Macron topped Sunday's first round with 23.9 percent of votes, slightly ahead of National Front (FN) leader Le Pen with 21.4 percent

  • Centrist Macron vs right-winger Le Pen in second round of French polls as mainstream challengers fritter away

    24 April, 2017 3:15 AM 18

    Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the French presidency on Sunday by winning the first round of voting and qualifying for a May 7 runoff alongside far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Though Macron, 39, is a comparative political novice who has never held elected office, new opinion polls on Sunday had him easily winning the final clash against

  • If Macron wins, investors in European equities would sleep safer at night: Geoff Lewiss, Manulife Asset Management

    24 April, 2017 3:15 AM 18

    ET Now: Looking at French elections, what does Macron and Le Pen’s philosophies mean for equity markets at large? Is there a sense of protectionism that both are talking about? Markets were expecting that there will be a second round runoff between Macron and Le Pen and the odd still favours Macron in the second round because two of the candidates Harmon

  • Centrist Emmanuel Macron vs. far-right Marine Le Pen in fight to lead France

    24 April, 2017 1:29 AM 20

    PARIS: Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France's presidential election, remaking the country's political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. French politicians on the left and right immediately urged voters to block Le Pen's path to power in the May 7 runoff

  • Europe’s populist wave stalls as Emmanuel Macron storms into French runoff

    24 April, 2017 12:31 AM 36

    The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday. Despite a strong performance from far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France’s presidential election, the bigger news was the success of Emmanuel Macron, an independent

  • France's Presidential Election: How The World Reacted

    23 April, 2017 10:54 PM 18

    Paris: Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday emerged as the projected winners of a nail-biting first round presidential vote in France. The likely result clears the way for a straight two-way fight between the pair in a second and final round on May 7, with opinion polls saying Macron is the favourite. European Commission