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3rd January 2018, 20:31

UK holds informal talks about joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to FT

In other Brexit news, the U.K. has held informal talks about joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to the Financial Times.

Trade Secretary Liam Fox is developing the proposal and Greg Hands, a U.K. trade minister, said there’s no geographical reason why Britain couldn’t join the partnership.

The Irish airline Ryanair is seeking a UK air operator’s certificate so that it can still operate in Britain in the case of a messy split with the EU. The company says the move is a precaution.

And, the pound reached a three-month high after U.K. manufacturing data showed the sector held up in December.