October 11, 2019 / 12:51 PM / 10 days ago

France's Macron on possibility of Brexit deal: 'Let us wait for next few hours'

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron hinted on Friday that the “next few hours” could be crucial regarding the possibility of a breakthrough on a Brexit deal.

Asked by a Reuters reporter if there was a “glimmer of hope” regarding a Brexit agreement, Macron replied: “Let us wait for the next few hours.”

Major investment banks said on Friday they had become more optimistic on the prospects for a Brexit deal following an upbeat meeting between British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar. Macron is also due to meet German leader Angela Merkel on Sunday.

Reporting by Michel Rose; Writing by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Alison Williams

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