Elections

Theresa May relocates pension minister

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May continued a ministerial reshuffle in the government by moving the pension minister.
U.K. Conservative Party's loss weighs on pound, markets

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The ruling Conservative Party's unexpected loss in Thursday's general election in the U.K. creates more uncertainty ahead of Brexit negotiations.
Sector earnings mostly higher; valuations could be a concern

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Earnings across the 10 major S&P 500 sectors were up an average $1.35 per share over the trailing 12-month period ended May 16 as compared to the same period a year ago.
French election offers breathing room, not stability

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Unlike recent elections in the U.S. and U.K., voters' choice of Emmanuel Macron as president of France was largely baked in to investor and market expectations.
European markets show little reaction to French presidential results

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European markets and the currency showed muted reaction to the expected outcome of the final round of the French presidential elections Sunday.
House Financial Services Committee approves Dodd-Frank replacement bill

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A replacement for much of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed by the House Financial Services Committee on Thursday.
Louvre endowment fund won't buy more European stocks until French vote

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To the manager of the Louvre museum's investment fund, the risks posed by France's presidential elections are just too great to be buying European stocks right now.
There will be blood

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Most investment managers surveyed by the TABB Group see volatility rising in 2017.
European markets rally amid French first-round election results

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European markets rallied early Monday following the first round of presidential elections in France, with money management executives largely positive on region's outlook.