World markets were lower on Thursday after a deadline was secured by Britain for its departure in the European Union. It currently has until Oct. 31 to leave the bloc, but worries that lawmakers will not agree on a deal after which weighed on gambling.

Britain’s FTSE 100 dropped 0.1% to 7,417.32 and the DAX in Germany fell 0.3percent to 11,867.35. France’s CAC 40 rose 0.3percent to 5,464.85.

Wall Street was put for a open. Futures for the wide S&P 500 index were virtually flat at 2,894.00. This to the Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.1% to 26,152.00.

The European Union has agreed to extend the cutoff date for Britain’s departure to Oct. 31. The agreement made Thursday in an emergency summit gives Prime Minister Theresa May time to work out a plan for the nation’s passing.

Lawmakers have thrice-rejected a drawback strategy supplied by May along with European leaders. May went in Brussels trying to postpone the departure since the nation came to crashing from the EU on Friday with no deal.

European Council President Donald Tusk said the EU was giving Britain six more months to”to locate the best possible solution” to its Brexit impasse.

May is forecast to brief Parliament Thursday on the outcome of the summit however, the road remains cloudy.

“Six-and-a-half months seems a long time, but it is not in U.K. governmental terms. We’ve got the same hopelessly divided U.K. Parliamentthe same hopelessly split Labour party, the same hated withdrawal agreement,” Michael Every, mature Asia-Pacific strategist at RaboResearch, said in a comment.

“In summary, this can be a can-kicking exercise which does not really kick the can very far or within a really useful way,” he added.

Asian markets retreated on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve released minutes of its meeting in March. While most officials considered the central bank could leave interest rates unchanged for the rest of the calendar year, many said their views could shift with information.

The indication of flexibility placed markets at a”somewhat soft disposition,” said Selena Ling, chief economist at OCBC Bank.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng grew up 0.9% to 29,839.45 as well as the Shanghai Composite index retreated 1.6percent to 3,189.96. The Kospi in South Korea was flat at 2,224.44. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 slid 0.4% to 6,198.70.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 bucked the regional trend, adding 0.1percent to 21,711.38. Shares fell in Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia but climbed in Singapore.

In other news, China reported inflation figures in March on Thursday that met market expectations. The nation’s producer price index rose 0.4% in March from a year ago, according to National Bureau of Statistics. That was created from February’s 0.1percent growth. Its consumer price index selected up 2.3% in March from a year earlier, compared to a 1.5% gain in the prior month.

Brent crude shed 31 cents to $71.42 per barrel.

CURRENCIES: The dollar strengthened to 111.12 yen out of 111 yen late Wednesday. The euro climbed to $1.1283 from $1.1273, along with the British pound eased to $1.3084 from $1.3095.