UK PM Johnson: If we possibly can, we will be setting out target dates for earliest reopening

Comments by UK prime minister, Boris Johnson No decisions have been taken on exact date to reopen schools Hoping to do so by 8 March We will try to set out a roadmap out of lockdown Johnson is managing expectations a little before he gets into more detail on plans for the UK to exit […]

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UK PM Johnson: Too early to say when we’ll be able to lift restrictions

Comments by UK prime minister, Boris Johnson What we’re seeing in the data is contagiousness of new virus variant The good news for the UK is that the case count is starting to abate in recent days, but the death count continues to pose a worry as hospitals are staying overwhelmed. Yesterday saw the UK […]

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UK PM Johnson could lose his seat and majority at next election – poll

© Reuters. Britain’s PM Johnson holds a news conference at Downing Street in London LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on course to lose his own seat and neither of the two main political parties is likely to win an outright majority at the next general election, not due until 2024, according […]

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UK PM Johnson: Our position is we want to keep talking if there is a chance of a Brexit deal

Remarks by UK prime minister, Boris Johnson Our door is open Things are looking difficult Hopes that EU will see sense, they must come to the table with something If they don’t, we will trade on WTO terms WTO terms may be difficult at first, but we will prosper If both sides are still unwilling […]

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Pound Pares Some Gains as Johnson Warns of No-Deal Unless EU Changes Tack

© Reuters. By Yasin Ebrahim Forex – The pound pared some gains Thursday after U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was likely a deal wouldn’t be reached unless the European Union eased its stance over key sticking issues including fishing quotas. was up 0.51% to $ 1.3576 though had been as high as $ […]

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Pound Sinks as Johnson Warns ‘Strong Possibility’ of No-Deal Brexit

© Reuters. By Yasin Ebrahim Investing.com – The pound slumped on Thursday after the U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said there was a “strong possibility” of a no-deal Brexit. fell 0.79% to $ 1.3291. Johnson urged businesses to prepare for a no-deal Brexit outcome, conceding that both sides remain far apart on resolving their differences. […]

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Brexit: von der Leyen to speak with Boris Johnson later today; negotiations could continue until Wednesday

The latest on the Brexit news front European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, is to speak with UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, later today at 1600 GMT. Just be aware of the timing in case we hear of anything substantial after that. Adding to that, RTE’s Tony Connelly also reports that talks could stretch […]

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Coronavirus – UK PM Johnson to announce a new lockdown, through to until December 2

As COVID-19 cases in the UK accelerate higher Prime Minister Johnson will soon  announce another shutdown. The measures will take effect from Thursday after a vote in the Commons on Wednesday. The main points, these via various UK media outlets with the info: pubs and restaurants to close – takeaway and delivery only non-essential retail […]

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Sterling drifts ahead of key Brexit decision day for Boris Johnson

Will Johnson do the unexpected and blow up negotiations for good? The pound is drifting to start the day, with cable seen back under 1.2900 ahead of European trading but not really facing any urgency to retest the lows this week @ 1.2863. For now, sellers are still keeping a more bearish near-term bias upon […]

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Sterling falls as UK PM Johnson responds by calling to prepare for no-deal Brexit

GBP/USD falls by about 100 pips before settling closer to 1.2900 now For bank trade ideas, check out eFX Plus Cable was treading close to its 200-hour MA (blue line) earlier @ 1.2960 before UK PM Johnson offered a surprise response to the EU summit yesterday in calling for preparations of a no-deal Brexit by […]

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