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 41 points at 15,837, the NASDAQ finished down 44 points at 4083 and the S&P 500 ended the day down eight points at 1781.

This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 15 points at 6565.

FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 23 pips at $1.6609, EUR/USD is down 11 pips at $1.3662 and USD/JPY is up 32 pips at ¥102.87. Brent crude is up 42 cents at $96.12 and gold is trading at $1255, down $1.

Stocks: Amec has won a $974 contract with BP. British Land reported a 30-basis-point rise in occupancy in the three months until the end of December. Fresnillo revealed a 4% rise in annual silver production.

The day ahead: UK GDP is due out at 9.30am. In the US, durable goods are announced at 1.30pm, followed by the Case-Shiller home price index at 2pm. The Conference Board consumer confidence report and Richmond manufacturing index will be released at 3pm.

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

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