'The worst outcome for markets': 'Electoral paralysis' as Trump bids to halt vote counting

Lauren Mason
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Trump is now tipped as the favourite to win by several betting firms. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
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Trump is now tipped as the favourite to win by several betting firms. Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0

The inconclusive outcome of today's US presidential election is the "worst outcome for markets", according to investment professionals, who warn the "dragged out affair" will delay a "swift stimulus package" which would ultimately buoy share prices.

This comes following a close overnight race for presidency, with Democrat candidate Joe Biden currently projected to win 236 electoral college votes and incumbent Republican US President Donald Tru...

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