Markets take Brexit in their stride

Afp, London

European stock markets posted modest gains Wednesday as Britain triggered the two-year process to quit the EU, investors already having largely priced in “Brexit” since last year’s referendum, dealers said.

Meanwhile on the other side of the Atlantic, Wall Street was fractionally weaker, as investors appeared to be all but oblivious to the so-called “Article 50” divorce proceedings.

The looming split between London and Brussels following last June’s shock Brexit referendum has divided Britain and thrown the future of the 28-nation bloc into question.