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France's Macron appears set for runoff with Le Pen

France's Macron appears set for runoff with Le Pen

US stock index futures rose sharply on Sunday on relief that centrist Emmanuel Macron took the first round of voting in the French presidential election, reducing the prospect of an anti-establishment market shock. Almost 47 million people are eligible to vote and most polling stations will close at 1700 GMT with those in major cities shutting an hour later. French political tradition says that voters should follow their hearts in the first round, and then their heads in the run-off election.


Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) Jumps 3.01% in Pre-Market

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) Jumps 3.01% in Pre-Market

Shares of Honeywell International Inc. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $144.00 target price on shares of Honeywell International in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its stake in Honeywell International by 5.4% in the fourth quarter. (NYSE: HON ). Baystate Wealth Ltd reported 375 shares stake.


Macron, Le Pen head to French showdown

Macron, Le Pen head to French showdown

With Le Pen wanting France to leave the European Union and Macron wanting even closer co-operation between the bloc's 28 nations, Sunday's outcome meant the May 7 runoff will have undertones of a referendum on France's European Union membership.


European Union parliament president endorses Macron

European Union parliament president endorses Macron

Others in Le Pen's campaign took aim on Monday at what they see as further weak spots: Macron's previous job as an investment banker and his role as a deregulating economy minister under Hollande. Some sang "Now burn your electoral cards" or "No Marine and No Macron!", referring to centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen, who topped the first-round vote and advance to the May 7 runoff.



Former South Korean President Indicted For Bribery

He has also now been indicted , although the conglomerate got the money back last summer when the scandal started to unravel and Cheong Wa Dae became eager to erase the paper trail. But the independent counsel, which ended its 70-day probe into the scandal on February 28, concluded that part of Samsung's donations had been bribes made in return for political favors.


Stocks rise sharply as investors cheer French election results

Stocks rise sharply as investors cheer French election results

Paris - French Centrist Emmanuel Macron took a big step towards the Elysée on Sunday by winning the first round of voting along with far-right leader Marine Le Pen. "The reality is that [Macron] needs to secure another eight to ten million votes over the next two weeks to secure a victory", wrote the Eurasia Group's Charles Lichfield, citing some uncertainty that Macron's anti-Le Pen coalition of center-right and far-left voters would hold together and vote in significant numbers in two weeks.