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AfD Surprise Markets And Take Third Place The Euro was trading lower on Monday morning as markets reacted to the results of the German elections, which delivered some surprises. The initial vote count showed that the CDU received 32.9% of the vote with the SPD coming second with 20.7% of the vote, and AfD coming third with 12.9% of the vote. T...

2017-10-22 James Harte Read more
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All Quiet on The German Front The German elections are just two weeks away now and so far, aside from a few personal attacks on CDU’s Merkel by SPD’s Schulz, there has been little excitement to note. Current polling results continue to show a strong lead for the incumbent Chancellor’s party with the SPD in second place. The only real unknown el...

2017-09-13 James Harte Read more

In the aftermath of the Dutch, Austrian and French elections, markets now turn their attention to the most important of the eurozone elections: the German election. As the country is the largest economy in the eurozone, the nation’s political leadership can have a key impact on the health of the eurozone economy and the election race is being cl...

2017-08-23 James Harte Read more