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UK shares jump as markets react to Brexit deal

UK shares jump as markets react to Brexit deal

UK stock markets have jumped in their first trading session after the Christmas break. It was investors' first chance to react to the Brexit trade deal with the EU, since markets closed early on Christmas Eve, hours before the outcome emerged. The FTSE 100 and 250 indexes were both up more than 2.1% by lunchtime. But banking shares tumbled across Europe as worries...

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Brexit EU FTSE 100 Shanti Keleman Simon French UK