French election

Dollar Down, Commodities and Stocks Up, Fillon Wins

November 21, 2016

The rebound of oil was extended on reports of an improved chance that OPEC ministers will agree to cutting output at the scheduled meeting in Vienna at the end of this month. A 1.9% increase to $46.56 per barrel of West Texas Intermediate crude helped rally commodity prices in general. Gold at $1,215.60 per ounce […] More

Poor European PMI Results Reported as Markets Now Await U.S. Jobs Data

May 4, 2012

April purchasing managers readings strongly suggest the Euroland entered the second quarter still in recession. Japan was closed for Greenery Day, another part of the Golden Week holidays. Analysts are forecasting a 170K increase in U.S. non-farm payroll jobs and an unchanged 8.2% unemployment rate.  Figures are due at 08:30 EDT (12:30 GMT). Beyond the […] More

Watching G20 Talks and French Election

April 20, 2012

Finance ministers and central bank leaders from the Group of Twenty meeting in Washington are talking mostly about the euro debt crisis. The first round of French Presidential elections on Sunday is expected to set up a run-off contest on May 6 between the incumbent center-right Sarkozy and the Socialist candidate, Francois Hollande.  The term […] More