Markets Leap on French Election Results
Continue Reading Below
Investors plowed into a broad spectrum of so-called risky assets as results from the first round of French presidential elections eased concerns about the future of the eurozone.
Global Economy Week Ahead: U.S. and U.K. GDP, Bank of Japan and ECB Meetings
Gross domestic product readings in the U.S. and U.K. will provide insight on first-quarter economic health, while the central banks of Japan and the eurozone will hold meetings where they are expected to keep monetary policy unchanged.
WSJ's Daily Shot: Kickstarting America's Productivity
Oil Rises, but Analysts Remain Wary
Continue Reading Below
Oil futures rebounded off a three-week low, but some analysts doubted prices would move far above $50 a barrel near-term as growing U.S. production keeps future gains capped.
European Stocks Aren't As Cheap As They Look
Monday's market response reflects the true terror that had been priced in before Sunday's French election, more than it indicates undervalued stocks.
China's Pollution Crackdown Gives Aluminum a Bump
Aluminum has defied the recent selloff in copper, lead and other industrial metals, in anticipation of a Chinese clampdown on pollution that is expected to shut some smelters later this year.
Euro Jumps as Investors Cheer French Election Results
The euro, French government bonds and European stocks jumped sharply in the wake of the first round of France's presidential election, with centrist former economy minister Emmanuel Macron edging out far-right politician Marine Le Pen.
World Bank, IMF Are on Guard With the Trump Administration
Leaders of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund may have this past weekend won the qualified backing of the Trump administration, but their work is hardly done.
French Election Results Let Markets Breathe-For Now
With political risk receding, Europe will look more attractive for investors than it has for some time. How much markets rally in response will be a measure not just of how scared investors were about France, but could reveal what deeper worries remain on the horizon.
French Election Will Signal Nation's Commitment to Economic Overhauls
Voters are picking between presidential candidates who blame the economic malaise on the EU or austerity measures. Yet France's problems long predate the euro crisis and the austerity that followed.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
April 24, 2017 09:15 ET (13:15 GMT)