Financial markets reeling after France and Greece elections
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Asian stock markets have been pummelled by election results in France and Greece that heightened uncertainty about Europe's ability to solve its debt crisis.
The results threaten the fragile political consensus that has kept Europe's currency bloc intact through more than two years of crisis and raise pressure on Germany to take a more growth-oriented approach to the crisis.
Signs of a faltering economic recovery in the US compounded the dour mood while oil slid below $97 a barrel. Japan's Nikkei 225 index plunged 2.6% to 9,134.26 and Hong Kong's Hang Seng slid 2.4% to 20,582.24.
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"Financial markets reeling after France and Greece elections", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juillet 2012. Consulté le 05/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/financial-markets-reeling-after-france-and-greece-elections