Europe’s economy

Can Macron change France?

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel © Getty images

France’s new president plans ambitious structural reforms. But can he overcome vested interests ranging from hostile trade unions to civil servants? Simon Wilson reports.

En Marche!

Macron's victory means a new start for Europe, says Matthew Partridge

  • Will the Tories take us back to the seventies?

As Trump-mania wanes, expect Macron fever to take its place

Donald Tump may not be quite as good for stocks as investors had hoped. But don’t despair, says John Stepek. There’s a new leader to get excited about: Emmanuel Macron.

Panic over – for now

The French election has thrown up few surprises, with the progressive centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron likely to win. John Stepek looks at what this means for your money.

Why elections shouldn’t worry investors

Elections have created a lot of hype, says Matthew Lynn. But investors should ignore the hype and focus their attention elsewhere.

Erdogan recreates Turkish sultanate

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan narrowly won reforms which will all but recreate Turkey as a sultanate.

Betting on politics: Macron's eyes election victory

This French election has proven especially hard to call, says Matthew Partridge. But Emmanuel Macron is edging out in front.

Investors panic over French election

Investors have been confronted with a new and alarming possibility in the French presidential election: a run-off between the far left and the far right.

Greece’s debt saga grinds on

This latest chapter in Greek debt saga should buy Greece time until 2018, but it’s a fudge that won’t resolve the matter.

Here’s why a market panic could erupt next Monday

Markets have taken comfort in the fact that Marine Le Pen probably won’t win the French election. The bad news is that she’s not the only populist in town.

Turkey: damned either way

On Sunday 16 April, Turkey will hold a referendum on whether its increasingly authoritarian president should be granted even more power. It’s difficult to see much upside whether the measures pass or not.

What Germany thinks about Brexit

Matthew Partridge gets the German view on the UK’s departure form the EU.

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