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Brexit update: Tory MPs trigger no confidence vote

Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 committee, confirmed on Wednesday morning that he has received at least 48 letters from Conservative MPs calling for a vote of no confidence.

Drew McConville

FTSE 100 rises on US-China trade talks

The pound fell on news that Prime Minister Theresa May could face a vote of no confidence. News

Pound and shares higher as Theresa May seeks to salvage Brexit deal

Sterling bounced off its lows yesterday as Theresa May mounted a rescue operation after pulling a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal. The prime minister is meeting European leaders and officials seeking “clarifications” that may satisfy her critics.

Dan Atkinson

PM calls off vote on Brexit deal

Commons vote deferred to allow appeal to the European Union over the Irish backstop.

Drew McConville

Pound lower as ministers drum up support for Brexit deal

Ministers are touring the UK to bolster support for the government’s Brexit deal ahead of a key vote on Tuesday. Sterling was lower this morning, while London stock markets mirrored buoyant trading on continental exchanges.

Dan Atkinson

Brexit debacle sees stocks lower, but the pound strengthens

Government defeats in Parliament over its Brexit legislation were followed by lower share prices in London. But worse may be to come in the event of a full-scale constitutional crisis.

Dan Atkinson

Sterling has topsy turvy day as Brexit papers unleashed on markets

The pound was up 0.5% versus the US dollar to 1.280 US dollars. News

Top shares defy Brexit turmoil but sterling lower

London’s blue-chip share index was higher this morning despite deepening uncertainty about the Brexit process. But sterling was down, as were domestic UK stocks, suggesting the drawn-out UK departure is taking its toll on financial markets.

Dan Atkinson

Markets rise on possibility Theresa May could get Brexit deal approved

The FTSE 100 closed 1.2% higher News

Brexit stress tests for hardy traders

Traders who thrive on stress and anxiety are in for a treat during the next 12 months as Britain’s tortuous departure from the European Union promises endless market turbulence. No-one can see the future, but there are some principles that ought to help traders navigate the choppy waters ahead.

Dan Atkinson

UK should maintain closest possible ties with EU, says think tank

The OECD said a no-deal Brexit scenario could wipe off more than 2% from UK growth over two years. News

Weaker pound suppresses growth in UK dividends

It was a record quarter for global payouts. News

Pound steadies after biggest sell-off since 2016

Sterling rose against the US dollar and euro, but FTSE 100 financial stocks remained under pressure. News

Government resignations spark pound sell-off

Sterling fell sharply against most major currencies, dropping 1.5% to 1.28 US dollars and 1.4% to 1.13 euro. News

Pound and shares up on Brexit talks optimism

Reports that the UK was “almost within touching distance” of a Brexit deal buoyed sterling and London stock prices this morning. But sticking points remain and the clock is ticking ahead of the 14 November deadline.

Dan Atkinson

Sterling and shares resilient at start of crunch Brexit week

The pound and London share prices were sanguine this morning ahead of a key Brexit Cabinet meeting tomorrow. But a UK-EU deal is far from certain with major issues unresolved.

Dan Atkinson

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