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8/21/2018, 5:33 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Europe ends mixed amid new round of Brexit talks

European stock markets finished the Tuesday trading session on a mixed note as the European Union and the United Kingdom negotiators meet in Brussels for a new round of talks on London's departure from the bloc, while a joint press conference is expected between EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and his UK counterpart Dominic Raab. It was also reported that the EU could hold emergency Brexit talks in November in order to strike a deal before Britain officially leaves the union in March next year. Meanwhile, UK's Trade Secretary Liam Fox revealed London's future export strategy, saying that the country will bid to become an "exporting superpower" after Brexit.

The FTSE 100 was down 0.23% at the end of the session, with BHP Billiton the worst performer after the mining company posted its earnings report. The DAX finished the trading day with a 0.44% gain, pushed higher by Commerzbank. Meanwhile, the CAC 40 added 0.61% to close in the positive territory, with TechipFMC leading the way.

The euro was 0.39% higher against the dollar to sell for 1.1526, while the pound added 0.51% versus the greenback to go for 1.2862 at the same time.

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