European stocks wobble as US election finally arrives

Frankfurt stocks edged higher, London teetered lower while Paris flatlined, as voting began in the presidential poll which pits Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton against Republican Donald Trump.

European stocks wobble as US election finally arrives

World Bulletin / News Desk

Europe's main stock markets wobbled in cautious deals on Tuesday as election day arrived in the United States.

Frankfurt stocks edged higher, London teetered lower while Paris flatlined, as voting began in the presidential poll which pits Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton against Republican Donald Trump.

All three European markets had soared Monday by close to two percent in a global rally after the FBI cleared Clinton in an email probe.

Voters in nine states got first crack at electing the new president, with the rest of the country due to get started later in the day.

Polls opened at 6:00 am (1100 GMT) in nine states, mainly in the east. The name of the winner was not expected to be known before 0300 GMT.

Some 40 million Americans have already cast ballots in states that allow early voting, and opinion polls suggest that 69-year-old former first lady Clinton has a slight edge.

 

 

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