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French election relief rally pushes up share prices

There were no surprises from the first round of the French election which meant a relief rally for the European stock markets and beyond.

There were no surprises from the first round of the French election which meant a relief rally for the European stock markets and beyond.

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Investors cautious ahead of too-close-to-call French election

France's CAC40 underperformed other European indexes on Friday with investors cautious ahead of the first round of the presidential election.

France's CAC40 underperformed other European indexes on Friday with investors cautious ahead of the first round of the presidential election.

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United faces global backlash after dragging passenger from plane

United Airlines may lose hundreds of millions of euros as the airline faces continued backlash after dragging a passenger from an overbooked flight.

United Airlines may lose hundreds of millions of euros as the airline faces continued backlash after dragging a passenger from an overbooked flight.

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Investors, edgy after US strikes in Syria, turn to oil and gold

Investors in Europe were edgy on Friday following the US air strikes in Syria, but stocks erased most of their initial losses after US officials called the attack a one-off event that would not lead t

Investors in Europe were edgy on Friday following the US air strikes in Syria, but stocks erased most of their initial losses after US officials called the attack a one-off event that would not lead t

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US Syrian airstrikes hurt market, sparks rush to safe havens

Stockmarkets dipped on news of the US airstrikes in Syria, but generally recovered after Washington officials said there would be "no escalation".

Stockmarkets dipped on news of the US airstrikes in Syria, but generally recovered after Washington officials said there would be "no escalation".

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Audi plants searched by German police in Dieselgate probe

Audi premised have been searched by German authorities in connection with the scandal over emissions tests by its parent company Volkswagen.

Audi premised have been searched by German authorities in connection with the scandal over emissions tests by its parent company Volkswagen.

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Housing Bubble: the next implosion?

The global financial crisis that the US housing-market crash triggered in 2008 carried important lessons about how fragile the financial system is in the face of a housing-market collapse. Unfortunately, policymakers have not yet fully applied them.

The global financial crisis that the US housing-market crash triggered in 2008 carried important lessons about how fragile the financial system is in the face of a housing-market collapse. Unfortunately, policymakers have not yet fully applied them.

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LSE-Deutsche Boerse merger seen set to fail

A merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse looks to be heading for collapse over competition issues.

A merger between the London Stock Exchange and Germany's Deutsche Boerse looks to be heading for collapse over competition issues.

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Donald Trump’s anachronistic trade strategy

By Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva Donald Trump’s ignominious executive order barring entry

By Richard Baldwin, professor of international economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva Donald Trump’s ignominious executive order barring entry

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Trump to weaken banking rules

President Donald Trump has started the effort to roll back the US laws brought in to regulate banks after the 2008 financial crisis.

President Donald Trump has started the effort to roll back the US laws brought in to regulate banks after the 2008 financial crisis.

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The end of Trump’s market honeymoon

The market rally is already running out of steam, and Trump’s honeymoon with investors might be coming to an end. There are several reasons for this.

The market rally is already running out of steam, and Trump’s honeymoon with investors might be coming to an end. There are several reasons for this.

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Pokemon and Super Mario help Nintendo back into profit

Nintendo reports first quarterly profit in a year thanks to its growing mobile games division, the focus now is on its upcoming Switch console.

Nintendo reports first quarterly profit in a year thanks to its growing mobile games division, the focus now is on its upcoming Switch console.

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Weak pound boosts FTSE 100 to new record high

Friday was another standout day for Britain's top share index, taking it to an all-time high after its 14th consecutive daily gain.

Friday was another standout day for Britain's top share index, taking it to an all-time high after its 14th consecutive daily gain.

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Animal rights group buys LVMH shares to pressure it over skins

Peta has become a shareholder of French luxury goods maker LVMH so that it can pressure it to stop selling merchandise made from exotic skins.

Peta has become a shareholder of French luxury goods maker LVMH so that it can pressure it to stop selling merchandise made from exotic skins.

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ECB in the spotlight as investors expect more stimulus boosts

The European Central Bank is expected to extend its generous bond buying scheme and keep its principal interest rate, for refinancing operations, unchanged at zero percent as efforts continue to boost

The European Central Bank is expected to extend its generous bond buying scheme and keep its principal interest rate, for refinancing operations, unchanged at zero percent as efforts continue to boost

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Markets shiver but don't catch cold over Italian political turmoil

Markets were a little edgy at the opening - the Milan stock exchange fell as much as 2 percent - but most investors don't expect the country will leave the euro zone.

Markets were a little edgy at the opening - the Milan stock exchange fell as much as 2 percent - but most investors don't expect the country will leave the euro zone.

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Dow Jones surges to record high

The leading US index rallies instead of the expected Trump post-election meltdown. Shares in banks, construction and defence rise, tech shares fall.

The leading US index rallies instead of the expected Trump post-election meltdown. Shares in banks, construction and defence rise, tech shares fall.

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US presidential election: markets vote for the status quo

With the United States set to elect a new president, Business Line looks at the economic background to the vote and its consequences.

With the United States set to elect a new president, Business Line looks at the economic background to the vote and its consequences.