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European stocks turn higher as leaders declare Brexit deal

October 17, 2019

European stocks turned higher Thursday as key political leaders say they’ve reached a deal for U.K. to exit the European Union.

The pact, announced by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, will still need ratification from national parliaments, with the U.K. Parliament set to vote on the deal Saturday with a Northern Irish political party still withholding support for now.

The Stoxx Europe 600 SXXP, +0.37% rose 0.68% to 396.15.

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