Thomson Reuters updates Eikon with European election tool

Reuters launches app ahead of elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany later this year.

Thomson Reuters has launched an app for its desktop platform, Eikon, to help users navigate upcoming elections in Europe.

The app will provide a desktop view of events in the political economy alongside market data, news, commentary and analysis.

It will focus particularly on the 2017 elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany, due to take place in March, April, May and September this year.

Debra Walton, managing director of customer proposition at Thomson Reuters, explained the economic and political turnout in Europe and the US is unprecedented in recent times.

“With greater regional and global economic uncertainties, investors need seamless access to the most comprehensive portfolio of news and data relevant to make informed decisions,” she said.

Eikon is an open platform for the consumption of real-time and historical data, which connects the financial markets community and enables transactions.