This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up six points at 6565.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down five pips at $1.6425, EUR/USD is up 10 pips at $1.3749 and USD/JPY is down 10 pips at ¥103.17. Brent crude is up 56 cents at $109.95 and gold is trading at $1244, up $4.
Stocks: Whitbread posted a 13.8% rise in 13 week sales until 28 November.
The day ahead: UK manufacturing, trade balance and industrial production are due at 9.30am. Mario Draghi of the ECB is due to make a statement at 12pm. In the US, the small business index is due out at 12.30pm, followed by wholesale inventories at 3pm.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.