EghtesadOnline: The standard bearers for liberal democracy and global free trade were quick to welcome Emmanuel Macron as France’s next president, and there’s already one likely loser on the international stage: Russia.
EghtesadOnline: Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Bahram Qasemi on Monday extended congratulations to the French people and government on the victory of Emmanuel Macron in the recent presidential election in the European nation.
EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election victory, in a letter published on his website on Monday.
EghtesadOnline: Unknown just three years ago, and with a party only 12 months old, Emmanuel Macron has seized the presidency against all the odds. His challenge now is to govern.
EghtesadOnline: The euro hit a six-month high against the dollar on Monday while Asian shares gained and U.S. stock futures briefly touched a record high, on investor relief after centrist Emmanuel Macron comfortably won the French presidential election.
EghtesadOnline: U.S. equity index futures edged higher on Sunday in the wake of a victory by the centrist candidate in the closely watched presidential French election, suggesting the benchmark S&P 500 may push further into record territory when trading reopens on Monday morning.
EghtesadOnline: It has taken only three years for Emmanuel Macron to rise from being an unknown government adviser to be elected France's youngest head of state since Napoleon.
EghtesadOnline: Emmanuel Macron was elected French president on Sunday with a business-friendly vision of European integration, defeating Marine Le Pen, a far-right nationalist who threatened to take France out of the European Union.
EghtesadOnline: The following are selected comments from analysts on the implications for financial markets and economic policies from the French presidential election Sunday.