Oil prices have surged by over 2.0% on Monday following an announcement from Saudi Arabia and Russia that the cut on the production of crude oil will be extended for a further nine months, until March 2018.

Topular cryptocurrency reached a major milestone on Tuesday, as it cements its position as a serious contender. Bitcoin had been on an astronomical rise over the past month, increasing in price by 43% and leaving investors clamouring for a piece of the $28 billion pie.

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Jubilant crowds gathered outside the Louvre Museum in Paris on Sunday night to celebrate Emmanuel Macron’s decisive victory against his electoral and ideological rival Marine Le Pen, and usher their candidate into the Elysee Palace. A hotbed of Macron support, Paris is where the independent centrist won 90% of the vote, and the story was similar across other major cities. Macron’s popularity with the young and urban demographic had helped him gather over 65% of the overall vote in an election that had laid bare the political and social fault lines present in France.

The French presidential election is being viewed as post-Brexit Europe’s most important political development, and for good measure. The integrity of the European Union itself hinges upon the outcome and investors are wary of possible ramifications. As we head into the second round of voting this Sunday, here are 5 things you need to know about the French election. 1.