London stocks were set to rise at the open on Wednesday following losses in the previous session, with all eyes on any Brexit developments.
The US dollar shot higher against the Euro and Sterling on Tuesday amid ongoing political uncertainty in Italy and around Brexit together with mixed news on the US-China trade talk front.
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The state of the ongoing Brexit negotiations will contine to be firmly in focus on Wednesday as the Prime Minister visits Brussels for talks with European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker.
Crude oil futures were again trading on the back foot on Tuesday, following the broad cross-asset class price pattern seen on multiple occasions over the last few weeks, with oil futures lower, the US dollar higher and risk assets – including equities and junk debt – generally weaker globally.
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