** The Sri Lankan rupee fell to a
record low of 175.90 to the U.S. dollar on Monday, as political uncertainty
triggered by President Maithripala Sirisena's decision to dissolve parliament
weighed on sentiment and also dragged bonds lower, market sources said.
The European Union’s chief Brexit
negotiator has said the main elements of an exit treaty text are
ready to present to the British cabinet on Tuesday, the
Financial Times reported, citing unidentified diplomats briefed
on the discussions.
Equity traders on Wall Street are
expected to take home the biggest bonuses this year as a surge
in volatility boosted client activity, but 2019 may not be as
rosy, compensation firm Johnson Associates Inc said on Monday.