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The UK government is confident of agreeing changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol with the European Union, MPs have been told. "The current status quo is not sustainable," he told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee. The row over the Protocol has soured ties between the two sides in recent months and provoked protests in Northern Ireland.
Investors were focused on central banks and private sector PMI data. In Britain, Wednesday marked the fifth anniversary of the Brexit vote, although this was more symbolic than market-moving.