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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down nine points at 6574.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down two pips at $1.5731, EUR/USD is 12 pips lower at $1.3257 and USD/JPY is up one pip at ¥100.39. Brent crude is down 22 cents at $107.19 and gold is trading at $1367, up $3.
The day ahead: The UK claimant count and unemployment rate are due at 9.30am, followed by the Confernce Board leading index at 10am. In the US, wholesale inventories are released at 3pm.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.