Authorities say the attack was thwarted by a coordinated operation between French, German and Belgian security services.
#Europe : Close: In UK, Daily Mail's operating profit declined by 38%; AA Plc received cash offer from Towerbrook & Warburg Pincus. German firm Hellofresh set to buy US based meal firm- Factor75. French Energy, Financial svc shares↑ #CAC -0.06 #DAX -0.07 #FTSE -0.28%.
#Europe : Morning: Equities extended gains after gap-up opening. In UK, AVIVA set to sell its stake in Italian firm Aviva Vita to UBI Banca for $475 mn. French services PMI slipped below 40-mark in Nov. German Auto, Bank shares↑; Yields↑ #CAC +0.90 #DAX +1.08 #FTSE +0.30%.
BREAKING: In joint statement, US, UK, French and German leaders agree Russia was behind nerve agent attack on former spy.
Senior French and German officials now briefing off the record that they are jointly agreed a no deal Brexit now most likely outcome. French official adds that no-deal exit would still mean U.K. paying billions of euros in financial obligations arising from its departure.