Friday 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 32 points at 16,550, the NASDAQ finished down six points at 3540 and the S&P 500 ended the day down two points at 1875.

This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 15 points at 6824.

FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down five pips at $1.6928, EUR/USD is down ten pips at $1.3830 and USD/JPY is up six pips at ¥101.73. Brent crude is up 33 cents at $108.39 and gold is trading at $1290, up $1.

Stocks: International Consolidated Air (IAG) reported a 6.7% increase in its revenue. Rolls-Royce has won a £60 million contract with a number on international clients.

The day ahead: UK industrial and manufacturing production, and trade balance figures will be released at 9.30am. In the US, NIESR GDP estimates and wholesale inventories will be released at 3pm.

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

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