Friday morning snapshot

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

A bus passes the Bank of England
Source: Bloomberg

Last night in the US: The Dow Jones closed up 14 points at 16,921, the NASDAQ finished down three points at 3800 and the S&P 500 ended the day up three points at 1959.

This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 20 points at 6828.

FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 17 pips at $1.7057, EUR/USD is down two pips at $1.3607 and USD/JPY is up three pips at ¥101.96. Brent crude is down 17 cents at $114.82 and gold is trading at $1308, down $11.

Stocks: Debenhams posted a 1% drop in third quarter like-for-like sales. TSB floated on the London Stock Exchange this morning and the stock opened at 290.5p.

The day ahead: Today will see the release of the eurozone current account at 9am, followed by UK public sector borrowing at 9.30am. Late in the day, the eurozone consumer confidence is expected at 3pm.

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

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