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Market Analyst Who Called Trump Victory Sees Le Pen Winning in France

22 April 2017

However, previous attacks that have taken place shortly before elections, including the November 2015 attacks in Paris ahead of regional polls, and a shooting in a Jewish school before the 2012 presidentials, did not appear to boost the scores of those espousing tougher national security. But his statement on Twitter - "The people of France will not take much more of this. Will have a big effect on presidential election!" he said.

All eyes will be on the French people as they make a huge decision following political upheaval in 2016 in the US with Trump and in the United Kingdom with its voters' decision to leave the European Union.

Of the 95 companies in the S&P 500 stock index that have reported earnings through Friday morning, about 75 percent have topped expectations, according to Thomson Reuters data, above the 71 percent average for the past four quarters. Declining to directly endorse her, Trump explained that he believes she will likely win the election because she is "strongest on borders, and she's the strongest on what's been going on in France".

Doubts that an OPEC-led production cut will restore balance to an oversupplied market weighed on crude futures, with prices set to post their largest weekly drop in six.

French authorities identified the man suspected of killing a Paris police officer in a shooting on the Champs-Elysees as a 39-year-old French citizen with a long criminal record.

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Whatever its provenance, the attack rocked France's presidential race with just days to go before the first round of voting in one of the closest contests in recent memory.

The candidates learned about the attack on air, and adjusted their closing remarks accordingly.

The far right's Marine Le Pen pledged to expel radical Islamists while the centre-right's Francois Fillon talked of fighting "Islamist totalitarianism".

Friday is the last day of campaigning before Sunday's election.

Polls are suggesting Le Pen-who has advocated leaving the euro-would lose to Melenchon, who has called for a revamp of European Union treaties followed by a referendum.

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The first poll conducted entirely after Thursday's attack suggested Le Pen had gained some ground on Macron.

Macron's final debate remarks starkly juxtaposed Le Pen.

"So far markets have been pretty sanguine in the face of the (French) presidential election, which was flagged as one of the potential banana skins for markets in this year", Hargreaves Lansdown senior analyst, Laith Khalaf, said. "Our challenge is to protect the French, not to give up who we are, to stay unified and build a future".

ISIS claimed credit for the attack within hours.

Police did however find a handwritten note praising IS near the slain attacker. Three of his family members have been placed in detention, the French interior ministry announced on Friday. Police said they briefly detained him in February after they received reports he was collecting guns and planning to harm police, but at the time they said they found no links to Islamic extremism.

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