Analysis

Gridlocked Government May Not Be Bad For Capital Markets

Law360 (November 7, 2018, 8:09 PM EST) -- The prospect of a divided national government produced by Tuesday’s midterm congressional elections likely prevents drastic policy shifts that could disrupt capital markets, making it easier to resume dealmaking under a more certain climate in the near term, attorneys say.

Tuesday’s split decision — in which Democrats won control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight years while Republicans increased their slim lead in the U.S. Senate — may shake up Washington, D.C., for the time being, but it was not an unexpected result. Unlike the 2016 presidential election, the outcome was in line with many analysts’...

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