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British pound surges the most in nearly two years after UK lawmakers vote to reject a no-deal Brexit

British pound surges the most in nearly two years after UK lawmakers vote to reject a no-deal Brexit

Finance
Sterling rose on Wednesday after U.K. lawmakers rejected leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement. The pound was up 2 percent against the dollar at $ 1.3339 as investors become more optimistic that a hard Brexit would be ruled out. That's the biggest move since April 2017. "Our base view — and the currency is telling you this — is we will get some form of resolution," said KKR's global head of macro and asset allocation Henry McVey on CNBC's Closing Bell. "Clearly, there's been slowing related to Brexit. The way we're approaching it is this...
Pound jumps as MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit

Pound jumps as MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter The pound has jumped as MPs voted to rule out a no-deal Brexit, on another day of volatile currency trading.Sterling climbed by as much as three cents against the US dollar to nearly $ 1.34, a nine-month high, and was two cents up versus the euro to as high as €1.18 - a new 22-month peak. That was after an amendment rejecting a no-deal Brexit in all circumstances was narrowly backed by the Commons.The currency had already made big gains in the run-up to the vote. It has swung wildly over the last couple of days.There was a broad welcome for the result from business groups but it was combined with continued frustration about the lack of a clear way forward for the process. Edwin Morgan, interim direc...
Transfer news and football gossip: Marko Arnautovic set to stay at West Ham after China move collapses, Callum Hudson-Odoi ready to reject new Chelsea deal

Transfer news and football gossip: Marko Arnautovic set to stay at West Ham after China move collapses, Callum Hudson-Odoi ready to reject new Chelsea deal

Sports
talkSPORT.com round up all the biggest transfer news and latest football gossip from Saturday’s papers and online… All the latest football news and gossip Callum Hudson-Odoi is ready to reject the Blues’ bumper contract offer worth £85,000 a week and hold out for a move to German giants Bayern Munich as he feels he can develop his game more playing in the Bundesliga. (Mail on Sunday) West Ham forward Marco Arnautovic’s lucrative move to China has collapsed after an unnamed club pulled out of the proposed £45m deal. (FULL STORY) Chelsea have asked Spanish champions Barcelona about their £100m-rated Brazil and former Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho, 26. (Daily Expres...
'Hostage-taking': Democrats reject Trump's offer to end shutdown

'Hostage-taking': Democrats reject Trump's offer to end shutdown

World
Donald Trump has offered to extend temporary protection for people brought to the US illegally as children in a bid to end the government shutdown. The US president said he wanted to "break the logjam" but stuck to his demand for $ 5.7bn (£4.5bn) to fund his proposed wall on the US-Mexico border.He offered to extend protection for "dreamer" immigrants - who entered the US illegally when they were young with their parents - for another three years, allowing them access to work permits. Democrats were quick to reject the proposal, with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer calling it simply "more hostage-taking".There are about 700,000 "dreamers" who are currently protected from deportation under a programme that allows them to work but not get citizenship - a program...
Manchester United reportedly reject Barcelona offer for Paul Pogba

Manchester United reportedly reject Barcelona offer for Paul Pogba

Sports
NO DEAL The Blaugrana are said to have made a serious attempt to sign the Frenchman Manchester United have reportedly rejected an offer from Barcelona to sign Paul Pogba. The Catalan side are said to be targeting the Frenchman and intend to have him link up with new signing Arturo Vidal in their midfield next season. Manchester United are not eager to listen to offers for Paul Pogba Now, according to Di Marzio, they have even submitted an opening offer of €50m (£45m) + Yerry Mina + Andre Gomes. However, Manchester United don’t plan to sell any of their star players this summer and have rejected the proposal. The Red Devils have expressed an interest in signing Mina, but Gomes is not on their radar. ...