The average Belgian fears the financial impact of Brexit more than Le Pen
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The average Belgian fears the financial impact of Brexit more than Le Pen

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Brexit continues to be the topic of discussions at the moment. Credit: © Belga
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More than three in five Belgians (63%) think that the negotiations around Brexit will have a negative impact on the European financial markets in 2017. Moreover, some 41% of them say that the climate of insecurity, currently existing in Europe, will influence their personal investment decisions. This includes whether to invest in savings and/or the financial markets.

This was indicated yesterday (Tuesday), by Beobank, in a survey of 1,000 Belgians.

The anxieties relating to Brexit are more significant than those linked to a potential victory of the extreme right candidate, Marine Le Pen, in the French presidential elections.

Beobank says that some 44% of Belgians fear that the election of Le Pen would have a negative impact on the financial markets.

The survey also reveals that 41% of Belgians say the Europe’s current climate of insecurity will influence their personal decision as to whether or not to invest in a given investment vehicle. This is particularly due to Brexit.

Oscar Schneider
The Brussels Times