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Brexit breakdown risks UK capital markets chaos

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Capital markets professionals are resigned to a no-deal Brexit, after UK prime minister Boris Johnson and EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen failed to find a way through an impasse in trade negotiations over dinner on Wednesday. Equities are set to suffer the most, and the ability of UK companies hurt by Covid-19 to raise capital is now in serious doubt. Sam Kerr, Lewis McLellan and Mike Turner report.

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