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US presidential election: what financial markets think

For once, they favour the Democratic nominee

By George Magnus  

Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ©Andrew Harnik/AP/Press Association Images

2016 has often seemed like a slow, relentless march to a populist and nationalist dystopia in the UK, Europe and the wider world. In two weeks, American voters will have the opportunity to take us off-route, or propel us further along it. The US presidential election is unquestionably the most important global part of the narrative unfolding before us. We weigh these things up in different ways as political and social scientists, economists,…

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