Comments by European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen

  • Cannot say whether there will be a deal or not
  • But there is path to an agreement now
  • The path is very narrow
  • Good news is that there is a way forward found on most issues
  • Fisheries, level playing field still outstanding
  • Talks on fisheries still very difficult

The pound is keeping a tad higher on the headlines here, with cable near 1.3500 although some of that is also helped by some dollar softness. Key daily resistance is still seen from the 1 September high @ 1.3482, so look for that ahead of the close.

von der Leyen adds that "the next days will be decisive". We've heard that one before.