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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 16 points at 6701.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 42 points at $1.6846, EUR/USD is up 38 points at $1.3873 and USD/JPY is up three points at ¥102.19. Brent crude is up 47 cents at $109.96 and gold is trading at $1304, up $1.
Stocks: BG Group’s chief executive officer Chris Finlayson has resigned with immediate effect; the company has stated it is for personal reasons. Premier Oil has discovered oil in Pakistan and Indonesia.
The day ahead: In the US, pending home sales will be released at 3pm.
All figures correct at 8.15am. All times London time.