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ECB Preview: Lagarde to be dovish as she drives home strategic review

“The formulation removes any possible ambiguity and resolutely conveys that 2% is not a ceiling”

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July 20, 2021 01:29 PM

Everything you need to know about a potential Kraken IPO

As the appetite for cryptocurrency continues, Kraken, an exchange that facilitates Bitcoin and gives traders access to dozens of other alternative coins, is considering its IPO options.

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June 21, 2021 09:49 AM
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Aramis Group IPO: Everything you need to know about Aramis

Aramis Group is a key player in the booming online used car sector, and owns major brands in France, the UK, Spain and Belgium. It is planning a June 2021 IPO.

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June 15, 2021 09:39 AM

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Trustpilot IPO: Everything you need to know about Trustpilot

Danish company Trustpilot has chosen to float on the London Stock Exchange in an IPO that could raise up to £500 million. So why now and how did it get to where it has?

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March 16, 2021 01:47 PM

Euro Stoxx 50 Breaks Short Term Uptrend Line

On the equity markets, the announcement of the European Commission's support plan should continue to provide support, even if it remains to be confirmed, since it implies an agreement of the 27 member countries.

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May 29, 2020 04:48 AM

Will the Upcoming Election in Italy Pose a Threat to the Euro?

Italy’s upcoming general election, slated to be held next weekend on March 4th, has garnered far less market attention than its French or German counterparts had last year, and perhaps for good reason.

French Election: Landslide Macron victory prompts muted initial reaction from euro

The widely-expected outcome of the French presidential election came to be on Sunday evening, as pro-euro centrist Emmanuel Macron was projected to become the new President-elect of France. Macron easily defeated his rival, anti-euro candidate Marine Le Pen, by a substantial margin, prompting some to declare that the election outcome was a clear vote of confidence for European unity.

French Election 2nd Round: Would a Macron win extend the euro rally?

The time has come once again for markets to speculate on who will ultimately become the next president of France, as the second round of the French presidential election is set for this Sunday. But this time, unlike the first round of the election two weeks ago, the deep market concerns that anti-euro candidate Marine Le Pen might have a good chance to win have turned into a distinct expression of relief that pro-euro Emmanuel Macron is increasingly likely to pull out a potential landslide victory.

GBP/JPY continues sharp breakout surge

GBP/JPY continued to surge on Thursday to hit its highest level since early-February, extending the sharp breakout move that has been in place for more than a week. This breakout was initiated last week on April 18th, after UK Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap election to be held in June.

Macron/Le Pen win French election first round – euro surges

With most of the votes for the first round of the French presidential election reported late on Sunday, the outcome has emerged very much as pre-vote polling had suggested. Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen have been voted through to advance to the second and final round of voting, set for May 7th. Though it was a close race to the very end, first round votes eliminated both the conservative candidate Francois Fillon and far-left, anti-EU candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon. Macron emerged with around 24% of the votes, with Le Pen trailing at around 22%. Fillon and Melenchon each received around 20% of the votes.

EUR/JPY braces for French election 1st round

The long-awaited French presidential election kicks off on Sunday, pitting four main adversaries against each other in a heated first-round battle. The four primary candidates span the political spectrum, but the market impacts of their successes or failures on Sunday will be tied indelibly to their policy stances on French participation in the European Union and euro currency.

Euro still resilient despite looming French election risk

With just three days before the potentially pivotal first round of the heated French presidential election on Sunday, April 23rd, a resilient euro appears rather oblivious to the risks imposed by the two fiercely anti-EU candidates – Marine Le Pen and Jean-Luc Melenchon. This may be partly due to the narrowly higher poll-standings of centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron, who has portrayed himself as a strong supporter of French participation in the European Union and euro currency.

French election drama heats up amid tight four-candidate race

The heated battle for the French presidency has quickly transformed from a tight race among three primary candidates – the centrist Emmanuel Macron, far-right Marine Le Pen, and conservative Francois Fillon – to a four-way contest that adds far-left candidate Jean-Luc Melanchon.

French Election Overview and Potential Euro Impact

For several months now, financial markets have harbored increasing concerns over the future political direction of the European Union’s member-nations. Chief among these concerns has been the rise of intense nationalist sentiment led by often-charismatic leaders with distinctly anti-globalist views. Perhaps nowhere have these worries been more keenly felt recently than in France, where the upcoming election will present a pivotal test of European unity.

EU Referendum Watch: EUR/GBP faces key test this week

The EUR/GBP managed to bounce back relatively sharply just before the end of last month after receding Brexit fears had exerted strong downward pressure on the cross throughout the month of April. The recovery may have been driven by lingering ‘Brexit’ concerns and recent weakness in UK data, including last week’s Purchasing Managers’ Indices (PMI) which fell across all the three major sectors of the UK economy as caution prevailed ahead of the UK-EU referendum on June 23.

Brexit bloodbath drives GBP/USD to 7-year lows

Mark you calendars for June 23rd! Beyond representing one of the first days of Summer in the Northern hemisphere, that’s the date scheduled for the long-awaited “Brexit” vote on whether the UK will remain part of the European Union.

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