The pound has risen again as negotiations continue into the night (again) over a Brexit deal. VAT is the latest sticking point in the detailed discussions. NAB’s Gavin Friend says there are too many people wanting a deal for it to fall by the wayside. If it’s not now, it’ll be soon. But it still has to get through the UK parliament. Meanwhile US retail sales underperformed, and should the RBNZ rethink their approach on the back of the latest NZ CPI numbers? Plus, a look ahead to today’s Australian employment numbers.