Brexit fears drag pound to fresh two-year low ahead of UK inflation report – business live

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The pound is under the cosh this morning as another bout of Brexit jitters grip the financial markets.

Fears over the chance of a no deal exit weighing on the Pound. Sterling plunged to lows last traded more than two years ago as it broke below 1.2400 briefly.

Related: Pound hits two-year low as City fears of no-deal Brexit intensify

With markets still underestimating a hard Brexit and a potentially dovish Bank of England the Pound will remain extremely vulnerable in a dynamic shift to a ‘no-deal’ stance from Brussels before the autumn.

“A Boris Johnson proposal to scrap the Irish backstop has a high chance of being rejected and not seen by the EU as a good reason. And then the UK risks stepping off into the unknown of a no-deal Brexit on Halloween.”

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Related: UK living standards hit by rising prices and weak wage growth

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