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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down eight points at 6801.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down three pips at $1.6892, EUR/USD is down 16 pips at $1.3853 and USD/JPY is up 16 pips at ¥102.49. Brent crude is up 25 cents at $108.08 and gold is trading at $1283, down $1.
The day ahead: The eurozone manufacturing purchasing managers index is out at 9am, followed by UK construction PMI at 9.30am, and eurozone unemployment data.
In the US, non-farm payrolls and unemployment data will be released at 1.30pm, followed by factory orders at 3pm.
All figures correct at 8.15am. All times London time.