President Macron’s announcement of a snap French election earlier this week could impact economic metrics, such as inflation rates and interest rates, creating uncertainty in the markets. “Typically, increased political uncertainty during election periods leads to greater market volatility, which can affect both inflation expectations and interbank lending rates.” Ian Sams, Head of Product – EMEA.

Since the announcement, we have already observed a small increase in both the 1Y EURIBOR swap and the 1Y HICPx inflation swap rates, as shown in the graph below. Time will tell if these rates will experience further movements as the election draws closer.

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