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RPT-Sterling jumps, stocks rally on Brexit deal agreement
Published at 17/10/2019 at 11:18

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LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Sterling surged more than 1% and British share prices rallied on Thursday after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Union officials said a Brexit deal was done.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Britain and the EU had agreed a new Brexit deal, and he recommended that the EU summit endorsed the agreement.

The pound jumped as high as $1.2988 , a five-month high. Against the euro it rose sharply to 85.77 pence

.

The euro was also buoyed by the news, gaining 0.5% versus the dollar to $1.1125 .

British and European stocks rose across the board, with the UK mid-cap index up more than 1.1% . Germany's DAX

rallied 0.5% while Ireland's gained 0.3%.

Euro zone government bond yields rose , while the 10-year British gilt yield was up 7 basis points, at 0.793%, its highest since July .

(Reporting by London Markets Team Writing by Tommy Wilkes; editing by Sujata Rao)

((thomas.wilkes@tr.com; Reuters Messaging: thomas.wilkes.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net))