This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 60 points at 6510.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 20 pips at $1.4972, EUR/USD is 12 pips higher at $1.2883 and USD/JPY is up 15 pips at ¥101.12. Oil - Brent Crude is down eight cents at $107.28 and Gold is trading at $1256, up $18.
Stocks: Marks & Spencer has announced a 0.3% rise in quarterly sales.
The day ahead: In Europe, UK manufacturing, trade balance and industrial production are due at 9.30am. In the US, the NFIB small business index is out at 1.15pm, followed by the NIESR GDP estimate at 3pm (all London times).