This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up seven points at 6866.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 20 pips at $1.6824, EUR/USD is up 15 pips at $1.3657 and USD/JPY is down five pips at ¥102.42. Brent crude is up 20 cents at $108.82 and gold is trading at $1255, up $1.
The day ahead: Eurozone sentix investor confidence is due out at 9.30am. We are not expecting any major economic updates from the US today.
All figures correct at 8.15am. All times London time.