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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 40 points at 6547.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up six pips at $1.5989, EUR/USD is up three pips at $1.3564 and USD/JPY is is down 17 pips at ¥98.40. Brent crude is up 12 cents at $110.39 and gold is trading at $1265, down $7.
The day ahead: Eurozone and German ZEW economic sentiment surveys are announced at 10am. US Empire State manufacturing will be reported at 1.30pm. William Dudley of the Federal Reserve is due to speak at 3pm.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.