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 up 64 points at 15,301, the NASDAQ finished up 23 points at 3815 and the S&P 500 ended the day up seven points at 1710.

This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 40 points at 6547.

FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up six pips at $1.5989, EUR/USD is up three pips at $1.3564 and USD/JPY is is down 17 pips at ¥98.40. Brent crude is up 12 cents at $110.39 and gold is trading at $1265, down $7.

Stocks: Hargreaves Lansdown reported an 8% rise in assets under management. Rio Tinto reported a record level of iron ore production.

The day ahead: Eurozone and German ZEW economic sentiment surveys are announced at 10am. US Empire State manufacturing will be reported at 1.30pm. William Dudley of the Federal Reserve is due to speak at 3pm. 

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

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