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Friday, April 21

21st Apr - Nervous quiet ahead of elections

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If you like the euro, why not just call for a global gold standard?FT
FTAlphaville and optimal currency areas – Tony Yates

Editorial: How to Break Europe's Financial 'Doom Loop' – BB

Le Pen Victory Worries Some Investors a Lot More Than Others – BB
French Election: Markets hold breath as first round draws near – Danske Bank
One Trader's Plan To Not Let The French Election Ruin His Weekend – ZH

Euro-area PMIs fulfilled high expectations – Nordea

US fiscal policy outlook: government shutdown on 29 April?Nordea

Morning Report APACTF
Asian equities have made gains today helped by the rally on Wall St driven by renewed tax cut optimism. Meanwhile France is in the spotlight after Paris was shaken by a terrorist attack.

France launches terror probe as shooting disrupts presidential campaign

Paris Attack Shakes Up Election, Markets Send Worrying Signal on Growth

Danske DailyDanske Bank

US tax reform “pretty close”, risk appetite resilient, despite Paris attack * PMI data and the French vote ahead * Paris terror attack could boost election uncertainty * US Treasury sell-off out of steam

Morning MarketsTF
The latest polls show centrist Emmanuel Macron leading into Sunday's French vote but last night's shooting in Paris now claimed by ISIS may harm the candidate's chances as he is seen is less credible on security than rightist rivals Fillon and Le Pen.|

Daily Market Comment Marc Chandler
Markets Enter Consolidative Mode Ahead of Weekend

Brussels PlaybookPolitico

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your DayBB

10 things you need to know before the opening bellBI

European, US Stocks In Eerie Calm As French Vote Looms


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