Tuesday morning snapshot

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

Last night in the US: The Dow Jones closed down 77 points at 16,008, the NASDAQ finished down 14 points at 4045 and the S&P 500 ended the day down five points at 1800.

This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 18 points at 6577.

FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 32 pips at $1.6388, EUR/USD is up 13 pips at $1.3555 and USD/JPY is up 16 pips at ¥103.11. Brent crude is up 28 cents at $94.13 and gold is trading at $1223, up $3.

Stocks: First-half revenue was down 6% for online betting and gaming operator Betfair, but rose 5.2% for pub group Greene King.

The day ahead: The UK construction report is due at 9.30am, followed by eurozone PPI at 10am. In the US, IBD economic optimism will be announced at 3pm.

All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.

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