December 5, 2017 / 9:54 AM / 11 days ago

Britain's Hammond says 'very confident' of deal on Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said on Tuesday he was confident the EU and Britain could reach a Brexit deal in talks this week.

“We’re very confident that we will be able to move this forward,” Hammond said on arrival at a meeting of EU finance ministers. “Discussions are going on right now and will go on throughout the day.”

Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Jan Strupczewski

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