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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up six points at 6564.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 26 pips at $1.6347, EUR/USD is down five pips at $1.3583 and USD/JPY is down four pips at ¥102.02. Brent crude is down ten cents at $107.16 and gold is trading at $1262, up $4.
Stocks: Real estate investment trust British Land increased its stake in Hercules Unit Trust by £66.8 million.
The day ahead: UK manufacturing production and industrial production are due at 9.30am, while German industrial production is to be announced at 11am. In the US, non-farm payrolls and unemployment will be released at 1.30pm.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.