French Presidential elections 2022: Macron wins second term, beating Marine Le Pen

French President Emmanuel Macron defeated his rival Marine Le Pen by a comfortable margin in Sunday’s election, early projections by four pollsters showed, securing a second term and heading off what would have been a political earthquake. The first projections by Ifop, Elabe, Opinionway and Ipsos showed Macron securing 58.2% -57.6 of the vote. Ahead … Read more

President Emmanuel Macron faceoff with Marine Le Pen

The second – and final – round of voting sees centrist incumbent Emmanuel Macron face off against nationalist and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. Chesnot | Getty Images News | Getty Images French citizens are heading to the polls Sunday in a presidential election set against the backdrop of war in Ukraine and a cost … Read more

European markets trade lower after Fed’s Powell signals a rate hike next month

European stocks fell in early trading on Friday after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said a half-percentage point rate hike is “on the table” for next month. The pan-European Stoxx 600 dropped by 1% shortly after stock markets opened, with the retail, tech and oil and gas sectors marking the biggest losses. Friday’s market open … Read more