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On Friday, UK PMI Theresa May addressed UK citizens after the EU summit failed to make progress on the Brexit deal, notes the research team at Danske Bank.

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“May was hawkish on the Irish border discussion and awaits a counterproposal from the EU. She said that ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ and that the UK continues to prepare in case of a no deal.”

“Media reported that aides of PM May have been said to plan for a possible snap election in November for May to gather support for a new Brexit plan. That said, we continue to expect a 75% chance of a ‘decent’ Brexit, although in a no-deal Brexit the overall impact on the Nordic economies are somewhat small yet potentially large for specific sectors.”

“The uncertainty regarding Brexit will be high and remains the key driver for GBP.”