Pound climbs after EC's Juncker says 'we can have a deal' on Brexit

The British pound jumped against rivals on Friday after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said a Brexit deal was possible. Juncker made the comments in an interview with Sky News (https://news.sky.com/video/jean- claude-juncker-we-can-have-a-deal-11814240) late Thursday and the remarks reassured some investors who are worried a no- deal Brexit for Britain was a growing possibility. "I had a meeting with Boris Johnson, the prime minster. this was a rather positive meeting, although the British press was reporting it in the other way. We can have a deal," he said. U.K. Prime Minister Johnson held talks with Juncker earlier this week. The pound rose 0.3% against the dollar to $ 1.2571 and gained 0.3% against the euro to 1.1344.

-Barbara Kollmeyer; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com


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