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Shares and sterling leap on trade and Brexit boosts

Reuters Friday, 13 December 2019
Stock markets and sterling gained on Friday as U.S.-China trade hopes and an election win for Britain's Brexit-backing Conservative Party cleared two of the clouds on the global investment horizon.
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Sterling and UK stocks both gained Friday after a big win for Boris Johnson's Conservatives in the country's general election, with investors betting that means a quick and orderly Brexit. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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