Markit Recap – 4/24/2017

It seemed like Europe breathed a collective sigh of relief after the prospect of a far-right presidency in France receded.

The centrist Emmanuel Macron secured victory in the first-round of the French presidential election on April 23, beating National Front leader Marine le Pen into second place. The two will now face each other in the run-off vote, which Macron is widely expected to win.