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Morgan Stanley hikes chance of WTO-style Brexit to 40%

Forex Sep 11, 2020 06:15AM ET
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LONDON (Reuters) - Investment bank Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) has ramped up the risk of Britain and the European Union flopping onto World Trade Organisation terms to 40% from 25%, after the UK signalled a willingness this week to walk away from Brexit talks.

"Although we still expect a deal in the end, the probabilities have shifted," the bank's analysts said in a research note.

"The risks are skewed to a harder outcome... bumping up the probability of our bear case of a WTO-style outcome to 40%. We still expect a delay in implementing the deal," it added.

Morgan Stanley hikes chance of WTO-style Brexit to 40%
 

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