Oil fuels stocks rally, bond market pressure eases - Reuters

An investor looks at an electronic board showing stock information on the first trading day after the New Year holiday at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, January 3, 2017. REUTERS/Aly Song/Files. By Nigel Stephenson | LONDON. LONDON Stocks ...

Explaining euro-zone market jitters - The Economist

IT was not an ideal way to mark a silver jubilee. The 25th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht treaty, which gave life to the idea of a single European currency, fell on February 7th, the same day that the IMF published its annual health-check ...

Everyone in Europe wants to know much it would cost to leave the euro - Markets Insider

Marine Le Pen, the leader of the National Front, will get enough votes in April during the first round of the French presidential election but will be defeated in the second-round runoff in May, according to the polls. So at least hopes the French ...

Premarket: Oil fuels stocks rally, bond market pressure eases - The Globe and Mail

Stocks rose in Europe and Asia on Thursday and yields fell on some of the euro zone's battered low-rated bonds as investors put aside the political risks that have dominated markets this week. In a difficult start to the year, investors are pondering ...

How the Euro Became Decoupled From the Price of Assets - Bloomberg

In recent weeks, rhetoric seems to have politicized the valuation of currencies. This is especially true in Europe, which has experienced a notable divergence between the performance of the bond market and that of the euro. In a year of elections in ...

BBC's Europe editor Katya Adler: the EU is flirting with the flames of extinction - Radio Times

I have lived and worked across mainland Europe for much of my adult life. I have family in Italy and Germany, two of my children were born in Madrid and I started my career in journalism at the Austrian equivalent of the BBC more than 20 years ago.

Nervous investors retreat from euro amid fears over EU election upheaval - Irish Independent

Political uncertainty ahead of European elections prompted nervous investors to sell the euro and kept French government debt under pressure on Wednesday while the price of safe-haven gold hit three-month highs. Three months before the final round of ...

Political jitters lift gold, dent euro and French debt - Malay Mail Online

A picture illustration shows Euro and US dollar banknotes in Sarajevo March 9, 2015. — Reuters picNEW YORK, Feb 9 — Political uncertainty ahead of European elections gave nervous investors a reason to sell the euro and kept French government debt ...

France's Nationalist Party Has a Plan to Break Up the Euro and Probably Start a New Financial Crisis - Slate Magazine (blog)

Marine Le Pen, the depressingly popular, proto-Trumpish leader of France's anti-EU, anti-immigrant National Front party, is probably not going to win her country's upcoming presidential election. Polls show that she's leading the first-round vote at 25 ...

European shares rise on positive earnings - Irish Times

uropean shares edged ahead on Wednesday, helped by good earning updates, but bank stocks hit a five-week low on growing concerns over the region's crowded election agenda this year. The STOXX 600 rose 0.3 per cent after a volatile session that saw ...

GLOBAL MARKETS-Political jitters lift gold, dent euro and French debt - Reuters

NEW YORK, Feb 8 Political uncertainty ahead of European elections gave nervous investors a reason to sell the euro and kept French government debt under pressure on Wednesday, while the price of safe-haven gold hit three-month highs. Wall Street was ...

Marine Le Pen Out-Trumps Trump On Central Banking - Dealbreaker

During the campaign, President Trump took great pleasure taking potshots at the Federal Reserve, which he accused of being a political tool used by his predecessor to make the economy look better through his willing stooge, Janet Yellen. And he ...

Uncertainty widens Italy, France bond yield gap with Germany - Irish Times

Political uncertainty in France and Italy widened the gap between their 10-year government bond yields and those of safe-haven Germany to multiyear highs on Wednesday. Irish bond prices remained firm, however, ahead of Thursday's auction of up to €1.25 ...

Markets start to focus on European political instability - Irish Times

Markets are struggling to establish a pattern, with equities mixed, forex choppy and wilting sovereign bond yields pointing to fading bets on the “Trumpflation trade”. The euro has pared losses, but Bunds and gold are attracting buyers amid lingering ...

Greece's crisis flare-up couldn't come at a worse time — for France - Business Insider

Markets are dreading the outside chance that right-wing anti-immigrant politician Marine Le Pen could score a surprise victory in France's upcoming presidential elections, particularly in the wake of Donald Trump's huge electoral upset and the pro ...

European Benchmarks Mixed as Financial Stocks Turn Red - TheStreet.com

Weak banks weighed throughout Europe, but the U.K.'s mid-cap index set a new record. James Skinner. Follow. Feb 8, 2017 12:09 PM EST. European benchmarks fell across the board on Wednesday as bank, energy and industrial stocks turned red on ...

Donald Trump has support for the travel ban from Europe - Highland County Press

Altough Donald Trump is protested by many people around the world, this doesn't mean he is not supported by anybody. After the condemnation of the travel ban in USA, Donald Trump provoked global demonstrations. But in Europe, anti-establishment ...

Political jitters keep euro, French debt under pressure - Forex Factory

Political uncertainty ahead of European elections prompted nervous investors to sell the euro and kept French government debt under pressure on Wednesday while the price of safe-haven gold hit three-month highs. U.S. stock futures pointed to a weak ...

EURO IN TURMOIL: Single currency sinks amid Frexit and Greek debt crisis fears - Express.co.uk

THE pound has jumped against the euro amid mounting fears over a toxic cocktail of political risks that threaten the future of the European Union (EU). By Lana Clements. PUBLISHED: 15:24, Wed, Feb 8, 2017 | UPDATED: 16:59, Wed, Feb 8, 2017 ...

Euro can extend bullish run despite existential political risk: UBS analysts - CNBC

The euro could be poised to extend its bullish run in spite of "existential" political risks throughout Europe in 2017, according to a UBS report. Analysts from Switzerland's largest bank suggested that investors' fears the euro/dollar would contract ...