Market relief over Macron brief, caution creeps in

ReutersNewsPublished: May 8, 20174 views
Published: May 8, 2017

The euro hit a six-month high against the dollar while Asian shares gained and U.S. stock futures briefly touched a record high, on investor relief after centrist Emmanuel Macron comfortably won the French presidential election. As Ciara Lee reports, Macron's emphatic victory brought comfort to investors and European allies alike, who had been nervous about the risk of another populist upheaval, following Brexit and Donald Trump's election as U.S. president - neither of which had been predicted by pollsters or bookmakers.

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