Wed. Sep 30th, 2020

Pound hits 31-month high against the euro as election looms – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as the Conservative party extends its lead over Labour to 14 points

7.40am GMT

Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the financial markets, the eurozone and business.

There are two main possible outcomes for this week’s election which will shape the UK for possibly decades to come:

(1) A Conservative majority government (exit from the EU at end-Jan on terms of Withdrawal Agreement and then still TBD, the free trade agreement that has to be negotiated by the end of the transition period);

Related: General election: Labour sets out plan for first 100 days in office – live news

European Opening Calls:#FTSE 7214 -0.35%#DAX 13164 -0.02%#CAC 5864 -0.14%#AEX 602 -0.13%#MIB 23152 -0.13%#IBEX 9364 -0.20%#STOXX 3687 -0.15%

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