European bourses closed lower Friday as political uncertainty in Italy and France intensified and investors eyed key economic data.
Hollande’s surprise announcement has increased political volatility in the second largest euro economy.
CEVIPOF Research Fellow, Bruno Cautrès, talks about the lack of popularity for the French president following the leader’s decision to not seek re-election.
CEVIPOF Research Fellow, Bruno Cautrès, talks about how French President Francois Hollande’s decision not to seek re-election will affect the upcoming election.
OMFIF's David Marsh says it would’ve been “more noble” if French President Hollande announced he was not seeking re-election a lot earlier.
French President Francois Hollande has announced that he will not run for a second term in office. CNBC’s Nancy Hungerford has the details.
Fabrice Lhomme, co-author of "A President Shouldn't Say That", discusses the aim of the book, with discussion on French President Hollande’s most controversial remarks.
Fabrice Lhomme, co-author of "A President Shouldn't Say That", talks about French President Francois Hollande’s popularity – or lack of – following the release of the book.
The dollar rose on Friday, boosted by higher expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year and by the euro weakening.
The next crucial presidential election on the horizon with just as many divisive characters:France.
The overnight plunge is an example of a once-rare event that may soon become more frequent in currency markets. And wider volatility may follow.
The sterling tripped lower, while the dollar slipped on news of unexpectedly weak U.S. job growth in September.
"It just became a vortex." That's how currency analyst Boris Schlossberg described Friday's plunge in the British pound.
James Barty, head of global cross asset strategy at BofA Merrill Lynch, discusses sterling's overnight crash.
French president Francois Hollande said the U.K. had to suffer the repercussions of its decision to leave the EU, the FT reported.
Damien Meslot, mayor of Belfort, discusses the possible closure of the Alstom plant in Belfort, France - as well as why he's backing Nicolas Sarkozy.
India, the world's biggest arms importer, had intended to buy 126 Rafale planes before several years worth of talks with Dassault broke down.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi stepped up his attacks against other European Union leaders on Sunday after an EU summit in Bratislava.
Divisions in France's mainstream parties ahead of the presidential race next year could allow the far right National Front to rise, warns Axelle Lemaire, French Deputy Minister for Innovation and Digital Affairs.
"I won't let the image of France, the influence of France deteriorate over the coming months or coming years."