The euro hit a six-month high against the dollar but later slipped back amid uncertainty over next month's French parliamentary elections.
Emmanuel Macron’s emphatic victory went down well with his supporters.
As the eighth president of France's Fifth Republic, Macron has weeks before taking the reins of government and engineering a parliamentary majority.
The victory of Emmanuel Macron has generated a mix of jubilation among pro-EU groups and future far-right opposition.
With the vast majority of the votes counted, the centrist has 65% of the share compared to Le Pen's 35% in Sunday's run-off.
Supporters of the far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen gathered at her campaign's electoral venue in Paris as partial results of the run-off vote began to come in.
Emmanuel Macron graduated from one of the world’s most prestigous public administration universities.
France is choosing whether to elect its first female leader or youngest ever president .
France is choosing who will be its next president.
A vast cache of documents claimed to belong to the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron have been published on social media.
Oil prices have been on a roller coaster ride from oversupply worries, strong opinion poll numbers for French centrist Macron boosted share prices.
Charles de Marcilly is the head of the Brussels office of the Robert Schuman Foundation.
According to a poll, Macron is expected to win 62% of the votes, compared to 38% for his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.
by Daniel Gros, director of Center for European Policy Studies
The prospect that the centrist, pro-European Emmanuel Macron will become the next
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French voters unimpressed by fractious TV debate as election looms
It was pure political combat as France’s presidential finalists went head to head in a televised debate on Wednesday, watched by millions.
With polls suggesting the abstention rate could be the highest ever, around 19 to 22 per cent, the debate could prove crucial for Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen to win over voters.
An internal poll of Jean-Luc Mélenchon’s far-left supporters revealed a significant majority will choose to either abstain or cast a blank ballot in France’s upcoming presidential vote, a move that co
Emmanuel Macron has further angered Poland after suggesting the leader of Poland's ruling Law and Justice Party is allied with Marine Le Pen.
At first gaze, they are unlikely bedfellows.
Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate in the French presidential election, has refuted his rival’s claims that he is heavily linked with the banking sector.
Despite the centrist's poll lead before the French presidential run-off, Macron is threatened by potentially widespread abstention as well as support for Marine Le Pen.
Criticisms fly between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen as the French presidential race enters its final week.
French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron has raised the alarm about the risks of Frexit.