Europe closes higher ahead of key Brexit vote

Tuesday, 15. January 2019 17:36

European equities finished the session in the green on Tuesday ahead of a parliamentary vote on British Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement with Brussels. May is expected to lose the vote by a wide margin with the meaningful vote set to happen after 8:00 pm CET after lawmakers have their say on four amendments to the deal. According to reports, the prime minister will push for a second Brexit vote if the deal does not secure Parliament's approval.

The DAX gained 0.33% with HeidelbergCement leading the gains as it rose just over 2%. Meanwhile, the CAC 40 advanced 0.49% as Capgemini jumped 3.67%. In London, the FTSE 100 climbed 0.58%; private equity company 3i was the top performer, adding 2.55%. The euro fell 0.65% against the dollar at 5:40 pm CET, buying 1.1393.

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