UK interest rates should be raised without delay, says Bank's McCafferty - as it happened

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Chinese president promises to lower import tariffs, easing fears of trade war

European stock markets are holding on to their gains, and Wall Street is still expected to open sharplyhigher. Connor Campbell, financial analyst at Spreadex, said:

The Dow Jones is all set to leap 320 points after the bell, a chunky jump that would take the beleaguered index to 24300, pushing it towards the top end of its recent trading bracket.

However, it is important to note that the US open and close can often operate in completely different universes, especially if Trump gives into his urge to cause a bit of Twitter chaos.

Brexit is getting real:

Brexit Day has arrived early in stato land. From today, the EU's number crunchers at Eurostat will publish aggregate data for the EU without the UK (as well as the current composition...): https://t.co/nWh8O1jzZ2

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