Brexit News Archive: 22 Oct 2019

Sterling Softens As Parliament Rebuffs Johnson's Brexit Timetable

The pound extended losses on Tuesday after British MPs rebuffed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plans to rush his EU divorce deal through parliament, while EU leaders appeared likely to grant another delay in the tortured three-year process. The vote upended Johnson's pledged timetable for securing Britain's exit from the European ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:56:10

An election is only answer if EU grants Brexit delay until January - source

A new election is the only way to move on from Britain's Brexit crisis if the European Union agrees to a delay until January, a source in Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said on Tuesday, describing parliament as "totally broken".
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:39:05

Wall Street weighed by Brexit, US data and earnings

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:14:28

UK's Johnson scores rare win - but Brexiteers' joy is short-lived

British PM puts EU withdrawal bill on hold as UK awaits word from Brussels on possible three-month Brexit delay.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:08:08

France to review 'purely technical' Brexit delay at end of week-diplomatic source

France is ready to grant an additional few days in order to facilitate the vote on Brexit legislation but rules out any extension beyond that, a diplomatic source said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:06:03

What now for Boris Johnson's Brexit withdrawal bill?

Amendments seeking customs union or people's vote will be inconvenient but not insurmountable
FT   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:53:15

Tusk to recommend Brexit extension

Council president's announcement comes after UK MPs vote on Brexit deal.
Emma Anderson / Politico   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:47:32

Boris Johnson's bittersweet Brexit victory

How MPs voted on the withdrawal agreement bill and timetable
FT   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:46:27

French minister questions justification for a delay on Brexit

The French minister for European affairs, Amelie de Montchalin, questioned on Tuesday the justification for an additional delay to approve the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:39:14

EU's Tusk says he will recommend Brexit extension to avoid no-deal

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday that, following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to put the Brexit deal on hold, he would recommend that the other 27 member states of the European Union approve a delay of Britain's departure date.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:33:33

EU's Tusk: To recommend EU27 accepts request for Brexit extension

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:31:46

Tuesday's Stock Market Close: Brexit, Corporate Earnings Send Stocks Lower

Stocks closed lower Tuesday on corporate earnings and worries over Brexit. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 39 points lower at 26,788 while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 58 points to 8,104 ad the S&P 500 lost 10 points to 2,995. Volume on the New York Stock Exchange totaled 2.8 billion ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:24:15

Forex Today: sentiment driven by Brexit headlines

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:22:39

Pound drops below $1.29 after Brexit vote; factory downturn worsens - business live

Rolling coverage of the latest business and financial news, as home delivery firm Just Eat receives a rival takeover offer Pound falls after MPs reject Brexit timetable Biggest drop in factory orders since recession Breaking: Just Eat in £4.9bn takeover battle Just Eat turns offer down Earlier: Premier Inn suffers ...
Graeme Wearden / Guardian   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:05:50

Could US Benefit From Brexit? Latest Deal In Limbo As Parliament Rejects Speedy Timetable

The British House of Commons rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's three-day timetable for pushing his Brexit agreement through the House of Commons, sending Johnson back to the European Union to discuss the next step.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:01:21

For seventeen spectacular minutes, the House of Commons actually had an opinion on Brexit

Brexit only starts to make sense once you work out you're meant to be hopelessly confused
Tom Peck / The Independent   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:58:13

Parliamentary roadblock leaves path to Brexit for Johnson

Wrecking amendments pose big risks but the prime minister has made progress
FT   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:53:38

Johnson pauses Brexit legislation while awaiting EU response

Seeking Alpha   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:48:04

Over to EU on Brexit delay, Johnson says after parliament rejects swift decision

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday it was up to the EU to decide whether it wanted to delay Brexit and for how long, after a defeat in parliament made ratification of his deal by the Oct. 31 deadline almost impossible.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:45:39

Pound, stocks slip; lawmakers reject Brexit law timetable

Stocks on world markets declined, with the S&P 500 turning lower, and the pound weakened on Tuesday after British lawmakers rejected the government's proposed timetable for passing legislation to ratify a deal over Britain's exit from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:44:34

UK parliament votes in favour of Boris Johnson's Brexit bill

FT   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:42:16

Corbyn: Johnson is 'the author of his own misfortune'

Lawmakers vote to reject on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's planned Brexit timetable for the rest of the week.
CNN   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:39:15

Gold heads higher as Brexit uncertainty prevails over trade-deal hopes

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:34:19

Brexit bill timetable: How your MP voted

Boris Johnson's attempt to get his Brexit deal through the House of Commons in just three days has been rejected.
Sky   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:34:00

Explainer: What next for Brexit after UK parliament rejects Johnson's timetable?

The British parliament rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's attempt to fast-track a Brexit law through parliament, making a delay beyond the Oct. 31 exit date almost inevitable, and casting the entire EU divorce into doubt.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:29:35

Ireland to await developments from UK and EU on possible Brexit delay

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Tuesday he would await further developments from London and Brussels about a possible extension to Brexit after his British counterpart lost a crucial vote in parliament on the timetable for departure.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:28:51

Brexit Delay Looms After UK MPs Demand More Time To Debate Deal

British MPs gave their initial approval Tuesday to legislation enacting Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU divorce deal -- but rejected his plan to rush it through parliament, opening the door for yet another Brexit delay.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:25:51

USD/JPY technical analysis: Brexit chaos hurting market mood, Greenback trading sub-108.60 level against Yen

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:25:47

Brexit deal: How did my MP vote on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill?

Find out if your MP voted for the government's Brexit bill.
BBC   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:21:01

MPs, if you won't kill off Boris Johnson's Brexit bill then give us the Final Say

The prime minister's Brexit does not resolve the future relationship between the UK and Europe. It's just the start of a new period of negotiation in which we're in a weaker position than ever
Alastair Campbell / The Independent   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:18:00

Three of America's closes allies face political turmoil

Britain is facing Brexit, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau barely won a second term, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can't form a majority government. Bloomberg Opinion Editorial Board Member and columnist Bobby Ghosh joins Ali Velshi
MSNBC   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:17:54

How your MP voted for Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

MPs voted 329 to 299 to second reading of the bill which enshrines Mr Johnson's Brexit deal in law
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:14:00

Pound falls against dollar, euro after UK lawmakers reject Brexit timetable

The British pound fell against the dollar and the euro after UK lawmakers on Tuesday rejected the government's proposed timetable for passing legislation to ratify its Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:10:27

Parliament to resume Queen's Speech debate on Wednesday - government

Britain's parliament will resume its debate on the government's legislative programme on Wednesday, the leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg said, after lawmakers rejected the timetable for a law to ratify its Brexit deal.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:09:59

U.K.'s Johnson threatens election if MPs derail Brexit timetable

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatened Tuesday to abandon ratifying his Brexit deal and instead seek an early election if MPs defy his timetable to ...
No Author / Japan Times   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:09:57

GBP/USD technical analysis: Sterling euphoria abates as Brexit gets delayed, trading sub-1.2900 handle

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:02:19

Johnson to call EU leaders to discuss Brexit next steps - spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will hold conversations with other EU leaders on Tuesday to determine what their next steps are after parliament rejected his proposed timetable to pass Brexit legislation, his spokesman said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:59:58

Boris Johnson's Brexit-deal timetable rejected by Parliament

British lawmakers back Boris Johnson's Brexit deal but he still faces a battle to get it through Parliament before a Halloween deadline.
Kim Hjelmgaard, USA TODAY / USA Today   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:58:12

EUR/USD prints fresh lows after UK Parliament rejects Johnson's Brexit timetable

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:53:51

Johnson's 31 October Brexit pledge now very difficult to get done

Boris Johnson has lost a key vote on his Brexit plan which would have allowed him to cut short the timetable for passing the new laws in order to leave on 31 October.
Sky   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:52:00

Brexit: More than 300,000 sign letter demanding Final Say referendum in just three days

'Please do not turn your back on this last chance to stop us turning in on ourselves'
Chiara Giordano / The Independent   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:51:56

Brexit vote: Boris Johnson slams brakes on his deal after MPs reject three-day timetable

Victory turns to defeat in dramatic 15 minutes - and frustrated prime minister tells MPs ball is now in EU's court
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:49:00

GBP/JPY slumps below 140 after lawmakers reject PM Johnson's Brexit timetable

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:48:29

Johnson says will pause Brexit legislation until EU decides on delay

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday the government would pause legislation to ratify its Brexit deal with the European Union while the bloc decides whether to offer a delay to Britain's planned Oct. 31 exit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:46:58

MPs reject Brexit bill timetable

MPs support the PM's bill at first stage, but vote against pushing it through the Commons in three days.
BBC   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:45:44

PM 'pauses' Brexit deal legislation after Commons defeat

Boris Johnson has paused the progress of his Brexit deal through the House of Commons after MPs rejected his timetable for passing necessary legislation.
Sky   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:44:00

UK Parliament backs prime minister's Brexit bill

British PM Boris Johnson's Brexit bill passes first parliamentary hurdle amid looming October 31 EU divorce date.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:43:08

Johnson has threatened to pull bill and call for general election

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's deal for Britain's exit from the European Union has cleared its first hurdle in Parliament, after a majority of lawmakers voted to back the pact in principle.
CNN   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:42:50

MPs reject Brexit law timetable, putting October 31 exit in doubt

British lawmakers rejected the government's proposed timetable for passing legislation to ratify its Brexit deal on Tuesday, leaving Prime Minister Boris Johnson's vow to leave the European Union by the end of the month in doubt.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:39:08

GBP/USD: Brexit voting sends cable back on its knees below 1.29 handle (Program Motion lost)

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:34:13

Blow for Boris Johnson as MPs reject his Brexit timetable

MPs thought three days was not enough time to scrutinize the bill, which runs to more than 100 pages.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:34:12

Breaking: Johnson loses second vote, GBP/USD crashes, Brexit likely delayed

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:32:49

MPs vote down bid to ram Brexit bill through Commons, throwing Boris Johnson's plans into chaos

Commons refuses to accept tight timetable for EU exit blueprint to meet Halloween deadline
Lizzy Buchan / The Independent   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:32:00

British parliament backs PM Johnson's Brexit deal at important stage

The British parliament backed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal in an important legislative stage on Tuesday, but was still to vote on his extremely tight timetable for carrying it through the rest of the necessary stages to become law.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:23:58

British MPs Give Initial Approval To Johnson's Brexit Plan

British MPs on Tuesday gave their initial approval to a law implementing Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, but could still derail his attempts to get the agreement passed in time to leave the EU on October 31.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:21:38

MPs back Boris Johnson's Brexit deal - so far

Boris Johnson has gone further than Theresa May ever did in delivering Brexit.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:17:46

Breaking: Johnson's Brexit passes first hurdle, GBP/USD rises, second voting coming

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:15:45

Brexit deal approved by Commons for first time as Boris Johnson wins vote

Moment of triumph for prime minister - seven months after Theresa May's deal was thrown out for final time
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:15:00

Buckland offers assurance to wavering lawmakers on Brexit transition

British justice minister Robert Buckland said on Tuesday the government would bring forward a change to Brexit legislation to allow parliament a say on the merits of an extension to the transition period after exit.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:09:55

Brexit effect on UK economy may be worse than thought, says CBI

Survey finds majority of factory owners have cut investment, as insolvencies hit six-year high Latest Brexit news - live updates A wave of corporate insolvencies, company profit warnings and a gloomy forecast of manufacturing investment over the next year has sparked concerns that Brexit uncertainty will weigh on the UK ...
Phillip Inman / Guardian   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:03:16

AUD/USD: Traders on the sidelines awaiting Brexit vote, with ears out for trade-headlines

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:54:35

The key points in the mammoth Brexit bill

The legislation covers the £33bn divorce bill, EU citizens' rights and N Ireland
FT   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:43:37

Pound's streak of big moves jeopardised by steady ride ahead of Brexit vote

Sterling has moved in greater than 1% range over previous eight trading days
FT   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:41:13

Brexit: UK Parliament to vote on PM Johnson's Brexit deal and timetable - live stream

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:40:55

Brexit clarity could help revive talks on Northern Ireland government - Sinn Fein

Clarity on Brexit could open the way for Northern Ireland's feuding parties to engage in detailed talks aimed at reviving its power-sharing government, the deputy leader of the Irish nationalist Sinn Fein party said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:25:06

StanChart pay row, Citigroup on Brexit and Facebook's Libra

David Crow and guests discuss Standard Chartered chief Bill Winters' 'voluntary' pay...
FT   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:24:29

European stocks subdued by mixed corporate earnings and Brexit

Mixed earnings reports kept a lid on European stocks, with London's midcap index suffering from doubts over whether British lawmakers will back the government's Brexit bill on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:16:43

Brexit: Boris Johnson in dash to get his deal through Parliament

Johnson had agreed what he termed as a "great new deal" with the EU last week, which gets rid of the controversial Irish backstop seen as a threat by Brexiteers.
PTI / Financial Express   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:07:19

Javid accused of leaving MPs in 'void' over Brexit deal

Critics call for chancellor to publish economic impact of EU withdrawal legislation
FT   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:01:28

Johnson to pull Brexit vote and push for election if his timetable is voted down

CNN   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:52:59

BBC apologises over Andrew Marr accusing Priti Patel of laughing at him during Brexit interview

Phoebe Southworth / Telegraph   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:45:45

Exporters lift FTSE as pound slips on Brexit fatigue

London's FTSE 100 was lifted by export-focused stocks on Tuesday as uncertainty over whether British lawmakers would support the government's Brexit deal took its toll on the pound.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:12:47

UK's Johnson Threatens Election If MPs Derail Brexit Timetable

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatened Tuesday to abandon ratifying his Brexit deal and instead seek an early election if MPs defy his timetable to get the agreement passed in time to leave the EU on October 31.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:49:09

Brexit could provide the US huge economic opportunity

Yesterday the UK Speaker of the House, John Bercow, blocked a vote on the Brexit deal agreed upon by negotiators for the UK and EU last week. The deal would enable Great Britain to break with Brussels at the end of this month. If the deal fails to garner sufficient ...
CNN   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:47:39

Pound decline fades as Johnson ready to accept short Brexit delay

Seeking Alpha   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:44:10

Brexit: PM Johnson to accept a ten-day Brexit delay if he loses programme motion tonight - FT

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:36:47

Earnings lift stocks, sterling dips as more Brexit news to come

Stocks on world markets eked out small gains on Tuesday after some upbeat corporate results and talk of progress in China-U.S. trade talks, while sterling weakened as investors awaited further news on Britain's eventual exit from the European Union.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:36:21

Michel Barnier appointed to lead future negotiations with UK after Brexit

EU's chief negotiator is widely seen as having done a good job in Brussels
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:31:00

Tuesday evening news bulletin: Parliament prepares for crunch vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

Chris Price / Telegraph   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:26:05

Brexit is no laughing matter. No Brexit is hysterical.

As Westminster's dark days continue, the humor gets darker.
POLITICO / Politico   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:25:05

Brexit Uncertainty To Hang Over UK Firms Despite Deal

Should Britain finally leave the European Union on October 31, UK business will continue to face investment uncertainty as the country looks to agree trade deals, notably with the EU. British business groups, companies and trade bodies cautiously welcomed last week's news that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had struck a ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:17:21

France sees no justification for new Brexit deadline extension

France sees no grounds to extend Britain's Oct. 31 deadline to leave the EU, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:10:54

EU team to start work on post-Brexit ties with UK on Nov 16

The European Commission team in charge of negotiating the divorce deal for Britain's withdrawal from the EU will become the "Task Force for Relations with the United Kingdom" and is due to start work on Nov. 16, the Commission said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:35:52

UK Brexit crisis: All the latest updates

UK Parliament readies to vote on Prime Minister Johnson's plan for EU exit amid looming October 31 Brexit deadline.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:34:51

Britain's Johnson Puts Brexit Deal To 'Final' Vote

Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two crucial Brexit votes in parliament on Tuesday that will determine if he can fulfil his "do or die" promise to take Britain out of the European Union next week. As MPs threatened to derail the ratification of his Brexit deal, Johnson warned that defeat ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:21:39

EU Sets Up Team Under Barnier For Post-Brexit UK Ties

The European Commission said Tuesday that its Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will head a new team to guide future relations with Britain after it leaves the EU.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:19:56

British PM Boris Johnson says he will abandon Brexit bill if MPs vote against timetable

Prime Minister Boris Johnson told parliament on Tuesday that if it delayed his Brexit legislation he would abandon his attempt to ratify the deal to leave the European Union and push for an election instead.“I will in no way allow months more of this [delay],” Johnson said ahead of a ...
Reuters / South China Morning Post   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:18:40

UK PM Johnson says EU will not change deal again

The European Union will not reopen the Brexit deal it has reached with Britain if lawmakers seek to change it by amending legislation to ratify the agreement, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. The alternative to approving the deal is to undo Brexit, Johnson said, urging lawmakers to work ...
Times of India   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:59:14

Stocks to watch: Whitbread, Just Eat, Reckitt, Tui, CYBG

UK banks have already priced in a Brexit resolution, says Citi
FT   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:58:50

Euro And Pound Sentiment Mixed As Brexit Dominates

Seeking Alpha   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:58:22

GBP/USD quickly reverses a dip to sub-1.2900 levels, focus remains on Brexit

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:45:52

Boris Johnson will pull Brexit bill if MPs don't back his timetable for leaving EU

Boris Johnson is expected to lose a crucial vote in the House of Commons.
Emilio Casalicchio / Politico   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:43:20

Tuesday's Stock Market Open: Stocks Mixed On Trade Hopes, Corporate Earnings

Optimism over a U.S.-China trade deal were tempered Tuesday by uncertainty over Brexit and disappointing corporate earnings from McDonald's. The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened 13 points lower at 26,814. The S&P 500 was up 3 points at 3,009 and the Nasdaq Composite added 20 points at 8,182.
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:42:48

PM Johnson says EU will not change deal again

The European Union will not reopen the Brexit deal it has reached with Britain if lawmakers seek to change it by amending legislation to ratify the agreement, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:41:11

PM Johnson says will push for election if lawmakers reject Brexit timetable

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday he would end an attempt to win parliamentary approval for his Brexit legislation and instead press for an election if lawmakers reject his timetable.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:40:44

Sterling Softens As More Brexit Votes Loom

The pound slipped Tuesday awaiting key votes on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's EU withdrawal bill, but analysts said its downside was capped by broad optimism that a no-deal Brexit will be avoided. Global stock markets meanwhile rose on growing expectations that China and the United States will sign a partial ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:38:10

In final speech, Juncker says EU gave Greece back its dignity

The Greek crisis, the refugee crisis and Brexit were some of the major challenges that the European Commission has had to deal with, outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday, in his final speech to the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg.
Kathimerini   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:36:52

Boris Johnson threatens to axe Brexit deal and demand election if MPs refuse to ram it through Commons in three days

Extraordinary threat raises the stakes for the vote later today on controversial fast-track timetable
Rob Merrick / The Independent   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:34:00

London Mayoral Candidate Rory Stewart: 'What Boris Is Doing with Europe Is Extremely Dangerous'

In an interview, former Tory Party rising star Rory Stewart discusses his views on Brexit, the decline of British politics, his aim of becoming London's next mayor and why he believes that politics would be healthier if it were a bit more boring.
Spiegel   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:32:35

Johnson threatens to pull Brexit bill and call for election

The prime minister has told MPs that he will pull his Brexit bill and move to hold an early general election if he loses a key vote later.
Sky   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:16:00

UK PM Johnson will seek election if parliament rejects Brexit timetable - source

Britain's government will drop its attempt to get approval for its Brexit legislation and will instead press for a new election before Christmas if lawmakers vote against its timetable on Tuesday, a Downing Street source said.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:14:57

PM Johnson will seek election if parliament rejects Brexit timetable - BBC

Britain's government will drop its attempt to get approval for Brexit legislation if lawmakers vote against the timetable to pass it on Tuesday, and will instead press for a new election before Christmas, a source was quoted by the BBC as saying.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:04:01

435 pages long and just 3 days to approve it. Why the Brexit WAB is so controversial

We're in the Brexit endgame -- or so Boris Johnson hopes.
CNN   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:02:54

Brexit raises the spectre of the UK's break-up

Pressures build over the futures of Northern Ireland and Scotland
FT   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:00:49

Boris Johnson news - live: Brexit bill 'paused' after MPs vote for it but kill off plan for Halloween exit

Follow all the latest developments
Adam Forrest, Benjamin Kentish / The Independent   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:00:00

PM to pull Brexit bill if timetable not approved

No 10 will push for an election if MPs rule out passing the bill in three days and the EU grants a Brexit delay.
BBC   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:56:02

PM Johnson tells lawmakers: pass Brexit deal and Britain can unite again

Britain can begin to heal and unite if lawmakers pass legislation to ratify the government's Brexit deal with the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:45:20

UK PM Johnson: If this house backs the legislation, we can get Brexit done

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:40:32

European stocks inch up on earnings, sterling hovers before Brexit votes

European shares eked out small gains on Tuesday as talk of progress in China-U.S. trade talks was offset by mixed corporate earnings, while sterling held below $1.30 ahead of another crucial Brexit vote.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:35:01

Boris Johnson: If we pass this bill, the country can heal

• Brexit may have just been blown wide open
CNN   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:33:40

No-deal more likely if lawmakers reject Brexit timetable vote - Johnson's spokesman

A failure to pass a timetable for getting legislation in place for Britain's departure from the European Union on Oct. 31 increases the risk of the country leaving without an agreement, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said on Tuesday.
Reuters   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:28:27

Pro-deal MPs try to force Johnson to seek EU customs union

At least five MPs put names to amendment that could result in PM pulling EU bill Latest Brexit news - live updates Boris Johnson could see his Brexit legislation amended to require him to negotiate a customs union with the EU, after at least five pro-deal MPs said they would ...
Rowena Mason Deputy political editor / Guardian   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:23:38

France Drops 2020 Tourism Target Because Of 'Yellow Vests', Brexit

The French government has abandoned its goal of welcoming 100 million foreign visitors in 2020, blaming the impacts of months of anti-government protests and Britain's looming exit from the EU, the finance ministry said Tuesday. "France still aims to have 100 million foreign tourists... nonetheless the goal has been pushed ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:15:05

GBP/USD edges lower, below mid-1.2900s ahead of key Brexit deal votes

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:08:38

Brexit crunch time: Boris Johnson's pullout plan put to the test

Parliament debate on Tuesday is MPs' first opportunity to vote on the principle of the PM's EU withdrawal bill.
Al Jazeera   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:57:54

PM tries to put Brexit deal into law: What you need to know

Boris Johnson has urged MPs to back his Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which he wants to get passed in time for Britain to leave the EU with a deal at the end of this month.
Sky   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:38:00

EUR/GBP gyrates around the 0.8600 handle, focus on Brexit

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FX Street   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:26:52

Barnier task force to rebuild EU-UK ties after Brexit

Brussels' chief negotiator will remain at forefront of talks with London over trade
FT   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:16:53

British emigration to continental Europe hits ten-year high as Brexit looms

Number of Brits moving to the continent has spiked since Brexit
Jon Stone / The Independent   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:13:00

EU: 'We Have Done All In Our Power' For Orderly Brexit

The EU said Tuesday it believes it has done "all in our power" to ensure an orderly Brexit and that a new divorce deal now hangs on the approval of British MPs before any European ratification. Expressing regret that Britain planned to leave the EU on October 31, European Commission ...
IBTimes   |   Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:03:26

Daily Digest 10/21 - Civil Unrest Erupting Around The World, Can We Still Dodge the Progress Trap?

Four dead in Bangladesh riot over offensive Facebook post Civil Unrest Is Erupting All Over The World, But Just Wait Until America Joins The Party Lebanon's Hariri agrees to reforms amid nationwide protests over economic crisis Boris Johnson faces frenzied week as Brexit deadline nears Unprecedented: The Trump NLRB's attack ...
Daily Digest / Peak Prosperity   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:35:02

Brexit Mania

I admit I started to tune it out because I got a bit sick of following all the ups and downs. Let me know when it's over!*Boris Johnson has been denied the opportunity to hold a second vote on his Brexit deal in the House of Commons after the Speaker, ...
Atrios / Eschaton   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:59:00

Petróleo Sube con Esperanzas de Brexit y Tratado EU-China (video)

El analista senior para America Latina de OANDA Alfonso Esparza expone las razones del alza del petróleo en la semana. El optimismo en el mercado de que un Brexit duro no se haga presente y que China y Estados Unidos lleguen a un acuerdo en el mediano plazo ha limitado ...
Alfonso Esparza / OANDA   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:54:02

Lord King: Brexit is no big deal

Merv loses his nerve.
FT Alphaville   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:52:58

Boris Johnson Presses Ahead with Brexit

Washington Post: "As it did on Super Saturday, the British government will try, once again, to hold a 'meaningful vote' on Monday in Parliament on the withdrawal agreement that Johnson successfully negotiated with his European counterparts last week. Britain is scheduled to leave the E.U. on Oct. 31, in just ...
Taegan Goddard / Taegan Goddard   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:45:39

Johnson Tries to Throw UK Under Bus; Parliament Balks-for Now

Rachel Shabi The hope for those who oppose his awful Brexit deal is that the number of supporters will collapse once the legislation comes into contact with reality. The post Johnson Tries to Throw UK Under Bus; Parliament Balks-for Now appeared first on The Nation .
Rachel Shabi / The Nation   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:40:46

Oil Higher on Brexit and Trade War Hope (video)

OANDA Senior Market Analyst Alfonso Esparza discusses oil prices and the resilience of crude even as US inventories rose last week.
Alfonso Esparza / OANDA   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:39:29

Geopolitical Landscape Could Cause Bond Market Volume to Drop

It's certainly been the summer of bonds after the equities markets spooked investors into safer haven assets like government debt. The holidays are right around the corner and some analysts are forecasting that market volume in bonds could drop given the current geopolitical landscape. With global events like Brexit and ...
Ben Hernandez / ETF Trends   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:06:07

UK Parliament Speaker Bercow Blocks New Vote On Johnson's Brexit Deal

UK Parliament Speaker Bercow Blocks New Vote On Johnson's Brexit Deal With cable reversing all weekend losses, and spiking overnight on that a Brexit vote could be held as soon as today, moments ago House of Commons speaker John Bercow blocked the government's bid to hold a meaningful vote, thwarting ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:55:34

Bercow Blocks Boris Bringing Back Brexit Vote

John Bercow has Boris cannot try holding a meaningful vote on his deal, despite MPs explicitly withholding opinion on the deal on Saturday by passing the Letwin Amendment. No one was expecting a fair ruling from Bercow though... The Government will, therefore, have to push on with the far trickier ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 14:35:33

The State Of Markets

The State Of Markets Authored by Sven Henrich via NorthmanTrader.com, No new highs, no new lows, lots of chop and still no decisions on anything. New highs or not, trade deal or not, hard Brexit or not, the list goes on and on. Bulls remain undeterred and confident that an ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:54:40

Scottish Judges Wait to Decide Whether Johnson Met Benn Act

(Bloomberg) - Scottish judges held off on ruling on a case brought by opponents of a no-deal Brexit to ensure that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson complies with a law requiring he reach an agreement...
sellputs / Hedge Accordingly   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:47:04

Links 22 October 2019

Global Macro / Markets / Investing: US Federal Reserve starts "quantitative easing forever" - WSWS Saudi Arabia's Best Bet Is to Crash the Price of Oil - Bloomberg Brexit Deal Failure Will Rattle Markets ... - Stock Market News Global economy: 'we must do everything possible' to avoid global 'fracture' ...
Unconventional Economist / MacroBusiness   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:01:26

Guido Fawkes - "support for Boris' deal" - REALLY?

Parliamentary gossip broker Paul Staines aka "Guido Fawkes" confidently transmits this news:... Nigel's continuing opposition for opposition's sake, it seems his usually loyal followers are abandoning him in favour of Boris's new deal. Last man in the bunker... "A new Survation poll out this morning shows 67% of Brexit Party ...
Unknown / Bearwatch   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:48:00

DUP Opposition to Boris' Deal Making English Less Likely to Support the Union

New Polling commissioned by Global Britain has shown that if the DUP continue to not support Boris's deal, English voters will be significantly less likely to support Northern Ireland staying in the UK. If the Brexit process is delayed again, the DUP will be losing English good will to keep ...
Tom Harwood / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:30:37

US Futures Rally As Trade Deal, Brexit Optimism Return Despite Prevailing Chaos

US Futures Rally As Trade Deal, Brexit Optimism Return Despite Prevailing Chaos One day after US stocks ended last week on the back foot amid growing uncertainty over Brexit, the ongoing trade talks on "Phase one" deal between the US and China and signals of a global slowdown, world stocks ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:37:57

10 things you need to know before the opening bell

Here is what you need to know. 1. The EU is preparing to delay Brexit until 2020 and British lawmakers are plotting to scupper Boris Johnson's deal. MPs are planning to push for a second referendum and attach a customs union to the prime minister's Brexit deal. 2. China's growth ...
Yusuf Khan / Money Game   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:14:00

Pound Rallies As Johnson Pushes For Monday Vote On Brexit Deal

Pound Rallies As Johnson Pushes For Monday Vote On Brexit Deal After MPs voted on Saturday to delay a vote on Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, forcing Johnson to ask the EU for another delay, the PM is preparing to try again on Monday and put the deal to another vote ...
Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:46:00

US Open - Stocks, Johnson's Brexit Push, Oil, Gold

US stocks are poised to have a lackluster open as stocks inch higher in the pre-market. Earnings results will pick up tomorrow and with no major economic data releases, markets will focus on any incremental trade update, Brexit progress, and geopolitical risks. Brexit Time is running out to get a ...
Ed Moya / OANDA   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 10:22:56

Brexit Party Supporters Back the Deal

Despite Nigel's continuing opposition for opposition's sake, it seems his usually loyal followers are abandoning him in favour of Boris's new deal. Last man in the bunker... A new Survation poll out this morning shows 67% of Brexit Party voters want the Commons to pass the deal, a little behind ...
Christian Calgie / Guy Fawkes' blog   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 09:19:46

European open - Brexit, gold, oil

Sterling slips on Brexit delay European markets are a mixed bag at the start of trade on Monday as the Brexit saga drags on, weighing a little on the currency. Source - Thomson Reuters Eikon We saw strong gains in the pound last week in anticipation of a Brexit deal ...
Craig Erlam / OANDA   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:37:29

Brexit: Time Is of the Essence

Why Johnson's Brexit may be in more trouble than it seems.
Yves Smith / Naked Capitalism   |   Mon, 21 Oct 2019 08:25:47

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