Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in are odds-on to win the Nobel Peace Prize this year, according to our traders.
The leaders of North and South Korea have held three landmark summits so far this year, aiming to improve relations between the two countries. Another is pencilled in for December.
Kim Jong-un became the first North Korean leader to enter the South’s territory since the end of the Korean War in 1953 back in April.
US President Donald Trump is second in the betting at 5/2, whether he wins the award alone or shares it with others.
Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont is third, though he’s back at 12/1.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “After historic talks the Korean leaders are the overwhelming favourites to be announced as the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winners, although Donald Trump is also fancied by some punters to land the accolade for his role in bringing the two together.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:
Kim Jong-un + Moon Jae-in – 4/6
Donald Trump (Alone or With Any Others) – 5/2
Carles Puigdemont – 12/1
UNHCR – 12/1
Angela Merkel – 16/1
Novaya Gazeta – 16/1
Pope Francis – 16/1
Raif Badawi – 16/1
All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication