Friday morning snapshot

A snapshot of the early morning's equity news and key market movements.

A bus passes the Bank of England
Source: Bloomberg

Last night in the US: The Dow Jones closed down 109 points at 16,734, the NASDAQ finished down 34 points at 3764 and the S&P 500 ended the day down 13 points at 1930.

This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 26 points at 6816.

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.

Stocks: Tullow Oil has increased its loan facility to $500m to finance its Norway exploration. Intel has increased its revenue guidance for 2014 after higher-than-anticipated demand in the second quarter.

The day ahead: Today the eurozone employment data will be released at 10am, then in the afternoon the US core PPI is due out at 1.30pm.

All figures correct at 8.15am. All times London time.

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