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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 35 points at 6662.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down 11 pips at $1.6086, EUR/USD is down seven pips at $1.3344 and USD/JPY is up seven pips at ¥98.18. Brent crude is down 25 cents at $103.26 and gold is trading at $1309, up $1.
Stocks: Airline group International Consolidated Air (IAG) reported a 156% rise in quarterly pre-tax profits. Bovis Homes announced a 45% increase in reservations for the past nine months.
The day ahead: UK trade balance is due for release at 9.30am. In the US, non-farm payrolls and unemployment will be announced at 1.30pm. University of Michigan consumer sentiment is due out at 2.55pm.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.