This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down nine points at 6613.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 32 pips at $1.6638, EUR/USD is up 15 pips at $1.3758 and USD/JPY is down 41 pips at ¥102.68. Brent crude is up 56 cents at $106.38 and gold is trading at $1308, up $11.
The day ahead: UK manufacturing and industrial production data is expected at 9.30am.
In the US, the small business index will be released at 12.30pm. Narayana Kocherlakota and Charles Plosser of the Federal Reserve are due to make announcements at 6.30pm and 7.45pm respectively.
All figures correct at 8.15am. All times London time.