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The UK and Japan have made further progress towards a comprehensive trade deal, British Trade Minister Liz Truss said on Thursday. 

“Both sides are committed to getting a deal in place by the end of 2020,” Truss added. 

Market reaction

These comments don’t seem to be having a significant impact on the British pound’s performance against its rivals. As of writing, the GBP/USD pair was up 0.22% on a daily basis at 1.3141 and the EUR/GBP pair was losing 0.1% on the day at 0.9032.