This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 30 points at 6621.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up two pips at $1.6407, EUR/USD is up 29 pips at $1.3674 and USD/JPY is down three pips at ¥102.23. Brent crude is up 50 cents at $108.48 and gold is trading at $1283, up $8.
The day ahead: In the US, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen is due to make an announcement at 3pm, and this will be followed by release of the wholesale inventories report.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.