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 14 points at 15,976, the NASDAQ finished down 36 points at 3949 and the S&P 500 ended the day down six points at 1791.

This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 30 points at 6693.

FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up nine pips at $1.6118, EUR/USD is up 23 pips at $1.3527 and USD/JPY is down 12 pips at ¥98.86. Brent crude is down 22 cents at $108.28 and gold is trading at $1275, down $1.

Stocks: ITV posted a 6% rise in nine-month revenue. easyJet reported a 51% rise in full-year profits.

The day ahead: German ZEW and eurozone ZEW economic sentiment are due for release at 10am. In the US, the employment cost index is due out at 1.30pm. Charles Evans of the Federal Reserve is due to make an announcement at 7.15pm, and President Obama will deliver a statement about the US economy at 8pm.

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

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