The pound has flooded to a 22-month high versus the euro, as it has been revealed that Theresa May could postpone Brexit or even rule out a no-deal situation, in order to subdue an uprising inside her cabinet. The sterling, which has risen dramatically in regards to following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, hit the value of €1.16 by the end of February 2019.
The pound has not achieved this level since May 2017, where it closed the previous highest value of €1.153. The currency has also risen more than a penny against the US dollar to climb above $1.32, its highest value since October 2018. Theresa May earlier disclosed to the MPs that if her Brexit deal is dismissed one month from now, then they would be offered two separate votes by 13 March on whether the UK leaves with no deal or postpone Brexit beyond the present 29 March due date.
Sterling slipped back slightly after the PM told the Commons that a growth would not make getting concessions from the EU any less demanding.The pound has turned into a Brexit pointer for financial markets, with its regard going up, the more investors see the odds of a delicate Brexit or the UK’s take off from the alliance being possibly stopped. It has also been reported that three senior ministers will leave, if the PM does not ensure that Brexit can be postponed, if her deal is dismissed again by the MPs.
Labour also toughened its position on the possibility of a cliff edge exit, saying its second-choice arrangement would urge a “Credible Leave Option and Remain.” However, it would not contain the choice of a no-deal departure. Sterling’s rise hurt qualities on the FTSE 100 record, struggling to win the main part of their incomes in foreign currency, particularly in dollars. This is because the value of those sales is decreased when they are booked in the UK.