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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down eight points at 6862.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 31 pips at $1.6749, EUR/USD is up 13 pips at $1.3615 and USD/JPY is down 11 pips at ¥101.67. Brent crude is down nine cents at $109.92 and gold is trading at $1258, up $2.
The day ahead: The Italian consumer price index is due out at 10am.
In the US, personal income and spending are due out at 1.30pm. The Chicago purchasing managers index is expected at 2.45pm, followed by The University of Michigan consumer sentiment at 2.55pm.
All figures correct at 8.15am. All times London time.