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FTSE Closes Higher as PM Defends Brexit Deal


Friday, 16th November 2018

The FTSE 100 had been negative earlier in the day, but as all media attention turned to the Brexit deal draft and the fallout from the negotiations, the index made a recovery. The FTSE 100 is heavily influenced by international companies, while the FTSE 250 is a better measure of the mood of UK corporate.

Investors are looking to get out of any investments they have in house building stocks or banking stocks because of the huge uncertainty surrounding the future of the UK economy. Many fund managers are opting to limit their exposure to the British economy, and because of that RBS, Lloyds, Barratt Developments and Persimmon are feeling the pain of the negotiations.

Theresa May spoke at a press conference, saying that Brexit will touch almost every area of life, and that every job is at stake, as is the integrity of the United Kingdom. May has been challenged significantly and has faced several resignations over the course of the negotiations.

Meanwhile, US stocks opened lower, with the Dow Jones and S&P 500 both falling back, in spite of strong retail sales being reported in the United States. The stock market was distracted by other issues, including currency movements and the volatility of oil prices. Miners, however, supported markets on both sides of the pond.


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