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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 82 points at 6790.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 45 pips at $1.6711, EUR/USD is up 28 pips at $1.3763 and USD/JPY is up 36 pips at ¥101.81. Brent crude is down 145 cents at $109.80 and gold is trading at $1340, down $10.
The day ahead: The UK construction purchasing managers index will be released at 9.30am, followed by the eurozone producer price index at 10am. Jon Cunliffe of the Bank of England is expected to make an announcement at 10.30am.
In the US, the Investor's Business Daily economic optimism index will be released at 3pm.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.