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


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.

The author: Michel DEURINCK

Michel Deurinck, born in Brussels in 1950, started his career in the Belgian civil service, dedicating over 30 years to public service. Upon retirement, he pursued his passion for journalism. Transitioning into this new field, he quickly gained recognition for his insightful reporting on politics and culture. Deurinck's balanced and thoughtful approach to journalism has made him a respected figure in Belgian media.

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