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In view of analysts at Nordea Markets, the solid victory at the UK’s general election for the Conservatives and Boris Johnson should, has pave the way for a divorce deal ratification in January.

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“It appears that the markets have not yet fully priced in the expected difficulties concerning the phase two negotiations about the future trade relationship (even despite some sterling weakness this week).”

“We therefore see downside risks in the coming quarters for the sterling – partly due to these phase two negotiations, partly due to continued weakness in the economy (especially in the labour market).”

“Our lukewarm sterling outlook also seems to be more in line with the option market which is clearly positioned for GBP weakness in 2020. We have EUR/GBP at 0.88 on 3-month horizon.”