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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 25 points at 6440.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down 49 pips at $1.6034, EUR/USD is 49 pips lower at $1.3525 and USD/JPY is up 49 pips at ¥97.37. Brent crude is down 82 cents at $109.33 and gold is trading at $1317, down $2.
The day ahead: UK GDP and mortgage approvals are due for release at 9.30am. In the US, consumer confidence and new home sales will be announced at 3pm.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.