World Markets Live - April 23 - CNBC Live Events

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World Markets Live - April 23

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    Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen will face one another in the final round of the French presidential election on May 7, according to exit polls released at 8:00 p.m. local time.

    Global markets breathed a sigh of relief to see establishment candidate Macron receive the largest portion of votes in the first round.

    Centrist Emmanuel Macron of the independent En Marche party secured the lion's share of votes in Sunday's preliminary election at 24 percent, with the far-right's Marine Le Pen of France's National Front party trailing narrowly behind at 22 percent, according to Harris poll estimates. Official results are only due in the next couple of days.

    Early indications prior to market open show the euro trading up to a four-week high of $1.09 from $1.0726 according to Reuters data, after the report of the poll showing Macron's victory.

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