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 92 points at 17,068, the NASDAQ finished up 23 points at 3923 and the S&P 500 ended the day up ten points at 1985.

This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down five points at 6860.

FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up four pips at $1.7159, EUR/USD is down six pips at $1.3603 and USD/JPY is down 13 pips at ¥102.06. Brent crude is up two cents at $111.12 and gold is trading at $1322, up $3.

Stocks: Ryanair reported a 5% increase in passengers during June, while easyJet also revealed a 10% increase in passengers for the same month.

The day ahead: The eurozone retail purchasing managers index is due out at 9.30am. In the US, stock markets are closed as it is Independence Day.

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

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