Last night in the US: The Dow closed down nine points at 15,238, the NASDAQ finished up four points at 3473 and the S&P 500 closed down one point at 1642.
This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 40 points at 6360.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down two pips at $1.5571, EUR/USD is up five pips at $1.3261 and USD/JPY is down 57 pips at Y98.20. Oil - Brent Crude oil is down 63 cents at $103.37 and gold is down $8 at $1378.
Stocks: Workspace Group has announced a 58% year-on-year rise in pre-tax annual profit.
The day ahead: In Europe, UK consumer inflation expectations and trade balance are due at 9.30am, followed by German industrial production at 11am. In the US, the NFIB small business index is due at 12.30pm, followed by the NIESR GDP estimate at 3pm (London time).