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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 35 points at 6651.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down two pips at $1.6638, EUR/USD is down five pips at $1.3748 and USD/JPY is up five pips at ¥102.88. Brent crude is down 16 cents at $107.91 and gold is trading at $1291, down $3.
Stocks: Rolls-Royce has won a $50 million contract with the US Marines Corps to support its KC-130J air-to-air refuelling tankers.
The day ahead: Today will see the eurozone and Italian consumer price indices released at 9am.
In the US, the Chicago purchasing managers index is expected at 1.45pm, followed by a statement from Janet Yellen of the Federal Reserve at 1.55pm.
All figures correct at 8.15am. All times London time.