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  • Article / 05 April 2017 at 14:16 GMT

    Insipid Macron not the French election answer

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Insipid Macron not the French election answer
    Emmanuel Macron looks very likely to run out victor at the second round of the French presidential election as the far-right's Marine Le Pen will not muster the support she needs, but, while markets will rejoice, the fillip is only set to be temporary.
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    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Continued...The next presidential Poll will not be until 2022...and if the Eurozone continues to find growth hard to come by, sees no real reduction in unemployment, has...
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    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Ceseme,

    Shame the Republicans did not select Juppe'. I know he has a checkered with the unions, but his reformist approach could have been just what France needed...hmm...then...
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    vanita vanita
    Thanks for great analysis👍
  • Article / 01 March 2017 at 16:24 GMT

    François Fillon faces financial examination

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    François Fillon faces financial examination
    Scandal-raddled Francois Fillon has been summoned for questioning by a French judge over allegations of embezzlement. Will this be the knock-out blow for the presidential hopeful? And if so, where does that leave the Cac 40 in two months time?
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  • Article / 06 February 2017 at 13:30 GMT

    The French farce

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    The French farce
    French president François Hollande's stunningly low popularity ratings have made a three-ring circus of the upcoming French election.
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    Krunil48 Krunil48
    *Davis. (French system proportional representation or first past the post. Re. Ukip just under 4 million votes/ 1 MP/ Le Pen).
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    Krunil48 Krunil48
    Thank you for the link. Opinion appears to be that even with the highest opinion rating Le Pen cannot win due to the nature of the French...
  • Article / 19 July 2016 at 15:00 GMT

    Trade talks in trouble

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    Trade talks in trouble
    The case for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is strong from an economic viewpoint, but it's a tough sell in the current political climate.
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    vanita vanita
    Dear Steve,
    How you see GSR ?
    And ftse , dax indices rgt now at the moment ?
    Take care.
    3y
    Stephen Pope Stephen Pope
    Vanita,

    I like equities right now, so would be long.

    Just submitted an article of GSR...it should come up on site relatively soon.

    Steve
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    vanita vanita
    Thanks sirji
  • Article / 13 June 2016 at 15:02 GMT

    Who can save French socialism?

    Managing Partner / Spotlight Group
    United Kingdom
    French socialism is at a crossroads and all the indications are that they will not be solved in time for next year's presidential elections leaving the left wing marooned until at least 2022.
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    johnnyw johnnyw
    Interesting, I was not aware that France was this Socialist. I agree with your statement that Socialism is impossible to afford. The increasing regulations that it requires...
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    Krunil48 Krunil48
    Dear Stephen, I seem to remember from one of your previous articles that you came out (on balance) as pro-EU in the referendum. One of my objections...
  • Editor’s Picks / 26 November 2015 at 22:46 GMT

    France, Russia agree to exchange intelligence

    CNBC
    France and Russia will exchange intelligence on Islamic State and other rebel groups to improve the effectiveness of their aerial bombing campaigns in Syria, French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday after talks with Vladimir Putin. However, the two men remained at odds over the fate of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, an ally of Russia whom Western and Sunni Arab countries blame for Syria's nearly five-year civil war and want removed from power. Both Russia and France have stepped up their aerial bombing campaigns in Syria since the attacks in Paris.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 23 November 2015 at 0:34 GMT

    Russian blitz hits Islamic State's daily oil income

    South China Morning Post
    Russia has destroyed oil facilities controlled by Islamic State in Syria, sharply cutting its income, Russia's defence minister says. Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin that Russian warplanes destroyed 15 refining and storage facilities in Syria and 525 trucks carrying oil during a week-long blitz. He said this deprived IS of $1.5 million in daily income from oil. Russia raised the intensity of its attacks following confirmation that a Russian Metrojet was downed by a bomb that IS said it had planted. President Francois Hollande is set to travel to Washington and Moscow for talks on joint military action against IS, and Putin has ordered the military to cooperate with the French.
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