French shares outperform, polls favor centrists

London • France’s main stock market outperformed its counterparts in Europe on Thursday as traders priced in a growing likelihood of a victory by centrist Emmanuel Macron in the upcoming presidential election. KEEPING SCORE: Paris’ CAC 40 was up 0.8 percent at 5,042, while Germany’s DAX was unchanged at 12,015. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was similarly steady at 7,113. U.S. futures pointed to a solid opening on Wall Street with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures both up...

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