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European banks posted significant early gains Monday amid as investors reacted to Sunday's presidential elections in France and the prospect of a second round win for centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron.
The EU, banks, free-trade, French start-ups and even leveraged buyouts are all in the firing line of France's populist candidates Le Pen and Melenchon.
If extremists Le Pen and Melenchon emerge as winners, banks in France would be in the line of fire.
French and German stocks posted a weekly loss Thursday as the Gallic election approaches while London eked out a minor gain
Last week's missile strike and an increasingly unpredictable French election race saw investors take risk off the table Monday
Geopolitical tensions remained at the top of the agenda for investors.
London's blue chip index avoided the Monday blues thanks to gains at a handful of index heavyweights
Benchmarks were higher on Tuesday following strong gains among commodity, consumer and airline stocks
Markets were buoyant throughout much of the session but turned sharply lower after terror struck the subway system in St Petersburg
Goldman shares are vulnerable and modern banks are uninvestable, according to Berenberg, which advises dumping at least sixteen of Europe's lenders as well as the heaviest weight on the Dow.
A series of profit warnings and a frustration over slow progress at the White House pushed stocks lower
European bank stocks led declines across the region Wednesday amid a rally in global bond markets and a U.S.-led pullback in equity markets.
The two failed lenders will be pushed together as part of an effort by Spanish authorities to recover bailout funds
OPEC-induced unease, a pending FOMC decision, French politics and Brexit all weighed on sentiment in Europe.
Germany's DAX led the decline on Tuesday following Deutsche Bank capital call
Paris was buoyed by the shifting winds of French politics, but other benchmarks slumped ahead of the Fed chief's talk.
Former economy minister Macron is favourite to win the French Presidential election, though the most popular candidate isn't even running yet, according to a new poll.
European stocks rose as optimism renewed among investors and the Trump Trade returned.
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M&A continued as a key influence for European stocks while politics also returned to the fore as polls narrowed in favor of Le Pen
Kraft Heinz's offer for Unilever boosted the FTSE 100 in London, but markets were in the red elsewhere.
Stocks took heart from Janet Yellen's hawkish remarks to the Senate committee and more corporate earnings
A resignation from the Trump cabinet and worse-than-expected German growth left a sour taste in the mouths of investors
The CAC 40 in France gained 1.25%, leading the charge among major European benchmarks.
France's second-biggest bank posted stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and unveiled plans to spin off its vehicle-leasing unit.
European stocks traded higher early Thursday amid a hectic session for corporate earnings in France but amid ongoing caution due to political and economic risks in the region.
Societe Generale shares gained firmly in Paris on Thursday after France's second-biggest bank posted stronger-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and unveiled plans to spin off its vehicle leasing unit.