The UK government is planning to trigger Article 50 to start the formal Brexit process on Wednesday 29 March. An initial response from the EU is expected within 48 hours, by the end of Friday. 

Sterling fell dramatically following last summer’s referendum, while the FTSE has soared as the UK has moved towards Brexit, and negotiating stances have become available. As with other major negotiations, the trigger of Article 50 has the potential to generate significant trading activity in GBP forex pairs and UK stocks. 

 

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