FTSE LIVE: Pound continues to rise over the hoped-for expectations of a Brexit deal

<pre><pre>FTSE LIVE: Pound continues to rise over the hoped-for expectations of a Brexit deal

FTSE LIVE: Pound continues to count on increased expectations of Brexit deal; Debenhams shares stabilize after diving; JD Sports messages jump into profit

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The pound is on the rise again with remarks from EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier showing that the willingness to compromise against Brexit raises the hope of a deal over time.

In the news of companies, the shares of Debenhams stabilized after a major sale yesterday, while fellow retailer JD Sports is doing much better, with a jump in profits.

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