Sterling Falls on May’s Europe Speech

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Theresa May asked Europe to offer a two year transition period after the time limit for the triggering of Article 50 expires in 2019. Her speech was welcomed with a mixed response, with the Sterling losing value, and many analysts questioning the lack of detail on several key items, including the Irish border issue, and the rights of EU citizens.

The weakness of the pound was good news for the FTSE 100, however, which made gains throughout the day, ending the week strong.

May asked the leaders of Europe to agree a trade deal which she called “bold and ambitious”, and she laid out a two year implementation period which would begin immediately after Europe left the EU in March 2019, paving the way for more permanent...

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