Last Updated: 12:08 GMT Tuesday, 15 Oct. 2019

UK's robust jobs market dented amid big fall in employment

Brexit uncertainty 'finally taking toll' as pay rises slow and unemployment increases The number of people in work fell by the largest margin in four years in August as the uncertainty created by the Brexit talks weakened Britain's previously robust labour market. The employment figures dropped by 56,000 in the ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:55:47

EU's Barnier sees three Brexit scenarios: deal, extension, - sources

The European Union's Brexit negotiator told the 27 EU states staying on together that he saw three possible scenarios ahead: a deal with Britain later on Tuesday, another delay to Britain's departure or a of talks, according to diplomats with the bloc.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:46:21

Pound Surges As EU's Barnier Fans Brexit Deal Hopes

The pound rallied Tuesday after the European Union's top Brexit negotiator flagged the possibility of a divorce deal this week, reviving hopes Britain could avoid crashing out of the bloc. With the exit deadline on October 31, Michel Barnier's comments reinforced hopes for an eventual agreement between the two sides ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:44:15

Just hours left to secure a Brexit deal before EU summit

Britain must reach a Brexit agreement with the EU by the end of Tuesday so it can be approved at a leaders' summit this week, the bloc's officials and diplomats said, otherwise Britain's scheduled departure date of Oct. 31 could be pushed back.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:42:09

Finnish PM says Britain is seriously trying to avoid hard Brexit

Finland's prime minister, Antti Rinne, said on Tuesday that for the first time, it looked like Britain was trying to reach an agreement to avoid a hard Brexit at the end of October.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:41:54

France: President Macron spoke to UK PM Johnson as Brexit deadline looms

French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, an official in Macron's office said on Tuesday, as a deadline looms to reach a Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:27:04

London must move further to get Brexit deal - German official

Some progress has been made in talks over Britain's departure from the European Union, a senior German government official said on Tuesday, but warned that London still had further to move in the EU's direction to secure a deal.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:26:01

EU, Britain Scramble To Reach Brexit Deal Before Summit

British and EU negotiators on Tuesday scrambled to put together a draft text for a Brexit deal with just two days to go before a key European summit.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:22:59

US open - Brexit, GBP, gold, oil

Barnier Taking Sterling For a Ride Michel Barnier is taking sterling for a ride this morning, with the regular flow of commentary highlighting the sensitivity of traders to Brexit deal prospects. Early in the day, sterling soared on reports that Barnier views a deal as possible this week, only for ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:16:54

EU's Barnier to brief EU governments on Brexit on Wednesday

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:15:38

Stocks, Bonds Rise As Earnings Season Begins

Stocks, Bonds Rise As Earnings Season Begins Global markets edged higher on Tuesday even as safe havens were bought as markets tried to balance fading optimism over the latest China-U.S. trade truce with the likelihood of a Brexit deal by Thursday's European Union summit. However, S&P futures trimmed dropped a ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:07:09

No-deal Brexit could lead to increased terrorism in Northern Ireland, police say

'It is really important for us to emphasize that we are currently operating within severe threat,' says assistant chief constable.
Cristina Gallardo / Politico   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:58:19

Brexit: Ex-Conservative cabinet ministers hint at rejecting Boris Johnson's new plan over 'hit to manufacturing'

David Gauke warns of 'an unnecessarily high economic price' - while Amber Rudd highlights less 'support for the economy' than Theresa May's doomed deal
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:58:08

Michel Barnier: 'Narrow path' to Brexit deal still open

EU chief negotiator told ministers there was one day left to agree a new text with the UK ahead of the European Council summit.
Jacopo Barigazzi / Politico   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:54:26

UK labour market weakening amidst Brexit uncertainty

The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that the number of people in work dropped by 56,000 in the three months to August from the previous three-month period, to 32.69 million. That's the biggest decline since the spring of 2015.
Times of India   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:54:01

Brexit discussions continue to intensify - TD Securities

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:53:21

Brexit jitters blamed for sharpest decline in employment in four years

The number of people in work suffered its sharpest decline for more than four years in the three months to August, according to official figures.
Sky   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:49:00

UK's Brexit proposals fall short, need agreement by end of the day - EU diplomats

Britain's latest proposals on the terms of its departure from the European Union are still not enough for an agreement and a legal text is needed by the end of Tuesday for a deal to be agreed at a leaders' summit this week, three diplomatic sources said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:28:47

France: President Macron spoke to PM Johnson as Brexit deadline looms

French President Emmanuel Macron has spoken to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, an official in Macron's office said on Tuesday, as a deadline looms to reach a Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:27:22

Dover is ready for Brexit but eyes French border and paperwork

Dover, Europe's busiest ferry port, is as prepared for Brexit as it can be but there are uncertainties over the extent to which freight operators are ready for new declarations and whether France will keep goods moving, the port's chief executive said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:20:37

EU to send Boris Johnson back to MPs empty-handed if he does not agree to deal by midnight

Michel Barnier tells EU ministers that British proposals so far aren't good enough
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:18:00

Non-Disruptive Brexit Hopes Remain Elevated

Overview: Ideas that a Brexit deal may be close is helping to firm sterling, while soft Chinese PPI offset the spike in food prices to show the weakness of the world's second-largest economy. Minutes from the meeting of the Reserve Bank of Australia earlier this month kept a door open ...
Marc Chandler / Marc to Market   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:14:27

GBP/USD clings to modest gains, around mid-1.2600s amid a flurry of Brexit headlines

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 10:07:47

Ireland's Coveney: Brexit talks can move beyond summit and into next week

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:58:45

Ireland says Brexit legal text needed today to be ready for EU summit

Britain must put its proposals for a Brexit deal with the European Union in the form of a legal text on Tuesday if EU leaders are to approve an agreement at their summit in Brussels on Oct 17-18, Irish foreign minister Simon Coveney said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:58:32

Unclear if Brexit deal possible by time of European Council summit - French official

It is currently unclear if it will be possible to have a Brexit deal by the time of this week's European Council summit, an official from French President Emmanuel Macron's office said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:55:19

EU's Barnier tweets: talks are difficult but Brexit deal still possible

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier tweeted on Tuesday that talks on reaching a divorce agreement with Britain were difficult but a Brexit deal was still possible.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:54:46

Tory leaflet leak appears to show Boris Johnson has accepted Brexit delay

Flyer says Brexit Party 'can't deliver Brexit' - suggesting UK will not have left EU by then
Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:50:00

Stocks edge higher on Brexit hopes, trade optimism fades

Global stocks edged higher on Tuesday yet safe havens were still in play as markets tried to balance fading optimism over the latest China-U.S. trade truce with the likelihood of a Brexit deal by Thursday's European Union summit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:47:53

Boris Takes 4% Lead Over Labour in Wales

Boris has taken a lead in the Labour heartlands of Wales according to a new YouGov poll, which would see the Tories picking up 17 constituencies - in comparison to their current eight... The poll finds Brexit will dominate the hypothetical election, with 56% of Welsh voters calling Brexit the ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:47:32

EU's Barnier says he needs Brexit text agreed Tuesday to recommend deal at summit: sources

The European Union's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 member states staying in the bloc after Brexit that the latest British proposals on a departure deal were not yet good enough, three diplomatic sources said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:27:54

UK hiring falls by most in over four years as Brexit nears

Britain's jobs boom has weakened in the approach to Brexit with the number of people in work unexpectedly falling by the most in over four years and unemployment rising, official data showed on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:26:59

European shares hit two-week high on Brexit deal hopes

European stocks climbed to two-week highs on Tuesday, as investors cheered comments from the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator that a deal with Britain over the terms of their divorce was still possible this week.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:20:46

UK: More time needed to reach an agreement about Brexit? - Danske Bank

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:16:24

Brexit: Barnier dissatisfied with latest UK proposals - GBP/USD pressured

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:15:13

EU will negotiate to the last to square the Brexit circle: Merkel

The European Union will negotiate to the end to get an orderly Brexit, but the task is complicated by the difficulty of reconciling the Good Friday Agreement with Britain's desire to leave the customs union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:07:41

UK jobs market stutters ahead of Brexit deadline

Employment levels dropped by the most in four years in the three months to August
FT   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:07:11

British Brexit minister Stephen Barclay says a deal is still very possible

Times of India   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:06:02

British Brexit minister Barclay says a deal is still very possible

It is still "very possible" to reach a Brexit deal with the European Union, Britain's minister for the withdrawal from the EU Stephen Barclay said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:05:18

UK business schools attract foreign talent despite Brexit uncertainty

British institutions have stepped up recruitment while weak currency lures students
FT   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 09:00:27

UK's Barclay: A Brexit deal is still very possible

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:51:31

Yanis Varoufakis: 'the only way of getting a hard Brexit off the table is by electing Jeremy Corbyn'

The renowned economist and politician speaks to ourEconomy about the coming UK general election and his plan for the global economy.
Open Democracy   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:48:33

EU Keeps Hopes Of Brexit Deal Alive, For Now

A Brexit deal could yet be reached this week, the chief EU negotiator said Monday, but member states warned they will not allow Britain to open a back door to their single market. British and EU officials are scrambling to draft a deal on Britain's exit terms before a summit ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:48:27

UK consumers not yet stockpiling for Brexit: Kantar

British consumers have not yet stockpiled groceries ahead of Brexit though they are considering doing so, market researcher Kantar said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:48:21

British mid-caps rise on hopes of Brexit deal this week

Britain's domestically focussed mid-cap index advanced on Tuesday amid hopes that a Brexit deal could be clinched this week, though gains were capped by steep falls in the shares of a slew of companies as the latest earnings season kicked off.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:43:28

UK jobs boom cools ahead of Brexit as employment falls by most in over four years

Britain's jobs boom weakened in the three months to August as the approach of Brexit led to the biggest fall in employment in over four years, data showed on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:42:45

Brexit deal 'more and more difficult' this week, EU summit to mull delay

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday that reaching a deal on Britain's departure from the bloc before the scheduled date of Oct. 31 had become "more and more difficult", and Finland's EU minister said leaders would discuss another delay.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:32:21

Pound Rallies As EU's Barnier Fans Brexit Deal Hopes

The pound rallied Tuesday after the European Union's top Brexit negotiator flagged the possibility of a divorce deal this week, reviving hopes Britain could avoid crashing out of the bloc. With the exit deadline on October 31, Michel Barnier's comments reinforced hopes for an eventual agreement between the two sides ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:22:46

Don't be misled by Brexit jobs trickle: London finance chief

Britain's vast financial services industry will lose more jobs to Europe over the coming years because of Brexit, the City of London's policy chief told Reuters, warning people not to be duped by the low number of job moves to the continent so far.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:22:13

UK's Rees-Mogg: Brexit deal will get through the Commons

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:17:52

Irish PM's popularity surges as Brexit takes centre stage: poll

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's approval rating has jumped sharply as voters back his government's approach on Brexit ahead of a parliamentary election he wants to hold in May, a poll showed on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 08:16:37

Buffeted by Brexit, British firms try to chart a course in the Japanese market

This is the first of a three-part series examining what could happen to British and Japanese companies affected by Brexit.As prospects of a no-deal Brexit ...
John L. Tran / Japan Times   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:49:19

UK consumers not Brexit stockpiling yet: Kantar

British consumers have not stockpiled groceries ahead of Brexit though they are considering it, market researcher Kantar said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:45:48

French EU Minister: We seek a Brexit deal but not at any price

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:28:37

Brexit deal 'more and more difficult' this week, EU summit to discuss delay

Agreeing a Brexit divorce deal has become "more and more difficult" this week but was still possible, the bloc's Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday, while Finland's EU minister said the bloc's leaders would discuss another delay.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:09:28

Barnier says new withdrawal deal on Brexit 'still possible'

Brussels' chief Brexit negotiator made comments ahead of crucial summit
FT   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:04:25

Sterling rises on Brexit negotiator optimism

Seeking Alpha   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:01:57

Boris Johnson news - live: EU piles pressure on as PM prepares to offer 'fresh proposals' in desperate search for Brexit deal this week

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Adam Forrest / The Independent   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 07:00:00

Neil Woodford fund to be 'wound up' - latest news and markets reaction

Louis Ashworth / Telegraph   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:56:56

UK to make fresh Brexit proposals on Tuesday: RTE

The United Kingdom will make fresh Brexit proposals on Tuesday in an attempt to break the Brexit deadlock, RTE said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:56:04

Business Breakfast with OANDA on Jazz FM

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Craig Erlam joins Jazz FM Presenter Nick Howard to discuss the latest Brexit developments after Monday's Queens Speech, the US-China trade discussions and Libra.
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:56:01

Brexit deal still possible this week, but more and more difficult: Barnier

Reaching a divorce deal between Britain and the European Union is still possible this week, even if it more and more difficult, the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:48:45

UK reportedly will table fresh proposals to break the Brexit deadlock

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:44:32

Brexit deal 'still possible this week' - EU negotiator

The EU's chief negotiator believes a Brexit deal is "still possible this week" as he returned to "intense" discussions with UK officials.
Sky   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:42:00

EU's Barnier: A Brexit deal is still possible this week

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:38:41

A question of trust: British pollsters battle to call looming election

British pollsters have a big problem to solve as the country heads towards an election: Brexit has scrambled traditional political allegiances and they say it is harder than ever to know whether voters are telling them the truth.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:36:34

London retains global finance throne amid Brexit chaos

From the pinnacle of the City of London's largest skyscraper, Stuart Lipton is wagering a $1.2 billion bet that the British capital remains a master of the international financial universe no matter what happens with Brexit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:34:04

Finnish EU Affairs Minister: We must be prepared for all Brexit scenarios

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:33:04

Tuesday morning news briefing: Brexit talks on a knife edge

Danny Boyle / Telegraph   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 06:29:01

Stocks, pound rise on cautious Brexit deal hopes

Asian stocks and the pound gained on Tuesday as investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance of avoiding a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:39:40

Forex Today: Fresh Brexit hope lifts GBP/USD, mixed opinions about the US-Sino deal, Fed-speak eyed

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 05:31:11

Forex Today: Risk-off returns amid cautious Brexit optimism, RBA minutes/China data prove dismal for Antipodeans

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 04:13:13

Why the EU's hopes of a Brexit deal are fading

Brussels eyes further extension after UK's latest proposals fall short
FT   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 04:00:28

Stocks rise on cautious Brexit deal hopes, oil extends losses

Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:53:26

EU considers emergency summit for Brexit deal: report

Main sticking point remains the border between EU member Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:42:32

GBP/JPY: Under pressure as Brexit headlines confront risk aversion

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:41:14

Asian Markets Edge Up But Caution Keeps Traders In Check

Asian markets mostly rose but investor caution returned as the optimism fanned by Donald Trump's much-vaunted China trade deal wore off, while the pound was boosted by a report saying a Brexit deal was taking shape. While Friday's mini agreement between the world's economic superpowers put off fresh tariffs and ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:13:05

London's prime property market picks up despite Brexit uncertainty

Increased interest from buyers who had put off a purchase in the wake of the referendum
FT   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:04:07

Brexit uncertainty hitting manufacturing profit

Two-thirds say margins have been squeezed in the past two years, while jobs have also been cut
FT   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:00:34

How investors weigh up Corbyn and no-deal Brexit

The Labour leader is seen as a safer option for the pound, at least in the short term
FT   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:00:29

Gold prices steady ahead of crucial Brexit talks

Spot gold were flat at $1,492.83 per ounce, as of 0105 GMT. U.S. gold futures were a shade lower at $1,496.90.
Reuters / Financial Express   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 02:44:03

Brexit: EU ministers to be updated as talks continue

The bloc's chief negotiator will update ministers after saying "big gaps" remain between the EU and the UK.
BBC   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 02:25:36

EU mulls new emergency summit to 'get Brexit deal done' - BBC

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FX Street   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:59:33

Global markets: Stocks make cautious gains ahead of key Brexit summit

Capping the broader gains, however, was a perceived lack of progress coming out of U.S.-China trade negotiations.
Reuters / Financial Express   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:55:16

Global Stocks make cautious gains ahead of key Brexit summit

Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week.
Reuters   |   Tue, 15 Oct 2019 01:23:37

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