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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 36 points at 6690.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down 13 pips at $1.5891, EUR/USD is down seven pips at $1.3429 and USD/JPY is down 19 pips at ¥99.57. Brent crude is up 22 cents at $105.87 and gold is trading at $1275, up $7.
Stocks: London Stock Exchange announced a 44% rise in first-half revenue. Sainsbury's reported a 1.4% increase in like-for-like sales in the first half of the year. Scottish & Southern Energy revealed an 11.7% drop in six-month pre-tax profits.
The day ahead: UK unemployment and claimant count figures are due for release at 9.30am. Eurozone industrial production will be announced at 10am, followed by the Bank of England inflation report at 10.30am. Jens Weidmann of the Bundesbank will make an announcement at 12.10pm.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.