* EMA: The European medicines watchdog said on Tuesday it was aware of a decision by its U.S. counterpart to pause the administration of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ )'s JNJ.N COVID-19 vaccine due to rare instances of blood clots. BREXIT: Britain's Financial Conduct Authority will undertake a root-and-branch review of the UK capital market following Brexit to help attract more foreign company listings, a senior regulator said on Tuesday. WHEAT IMPORTS: Britain's wheat imports slowed in February but are still running well above last season's pace, customs data showed on Tuesday. TESCO: Britain's biggest retailer Tesco Plc TSCO.L is set to name Thierry Garnier, the chief executive officer of Kingfisher Plc KGF.L , as its non-executive director, Sky News reported on Tuesday. VACCINES: A UK study into using different COVID-19 vaccines in two-dose inoculations is being expanded to include shots made by Moderna MRNA.O and Novavax NVAX.O , researchers said on Wednesday. GOLD: Gold prices steadied after gaining in early trade on Wednesday as weakness in the U.S. dollar due to higher inflation was countered by some firming in Treasury yields. OIL: Crude climbed on Wednesday after industry data showed U.S. oil inventories declined more than expected and OPEC raised its outlook for oil demand, but gains were capped by worries about the coronavirus and by rising supplies of the energy resource. British mid-caps ended higher on Tuesday and hovered near record levels as data showed the country's economy grew in February and Babcock International surged on its proposed restructuring plans. UK CORPORATE DIARY:
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