European markets open to close, UK politics, earnings, data

LONDON – European stocks are expected to open higher on Wednesday as markets look to reverse a negative slide in the previous trading session. The UK’s FTSE index is seen opening 79 points higher at 7,096, Germany’s DAX 159 points higher at 12,550, France’s CAC 40 up 82 points at 5,867, and Italy’s FTSE MIB … Read more

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