British pound reports more progress on deal to EU
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson attends a virtual press conference on November 26, 2020 inside 10 Downing Street in central London.
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Actual European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday morning through the long-awaited $ 1.35 barrier that progress was made towards a Brexit trade deal between the UK and the European Union.
Addressing the European Parliament, von der Leyen said that until she could say whether a deal would or would not happen, “now there is a path to an agreement” and the next few days would be important.
Von der Leyen said, “We have found a way forward on most issues but two issues remain outstanding.
“I am happy to say that now the governance issues have been resolved to a great extent. The next few days are going to be decisive.”
However, a UK official told Reuters that the two sides are “far away in key areas” and that despite some progress, the deal is “still not in place.” CNBC was unable to independently verify the report.
Climbed 0.4% against sterling Dollar After commenting above the $ 1.35 barrier for the first time since May 2018, the euro gained 0.45% against the greenback to top $ 1.22 for the first time since April 2018.
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