German election

Idea of the Day German equities still poised to outperform in Europe

September 25, 2017 3:06 PM
The German election may have had a muted impact on the markets even if failed to deliver Angela Merkel the share of the vote that she had wanted, and the rise of the AfD Far Right party spooked some European political commentators.

Merkel’s poor showing weighs on euro

September 25, 2017 12:27 PM
The markets’ initial reaction to the outcome of the German federal election has been negative. The German DAX futures and EUR/USD both gapped lower at the open overnight as Angela Merkel’s achievement of securing a fourth term at the helm of the German parliament was overshadowed by the stronger-than-expected showing from the right-wing AfD party.