This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 25 points at 6622.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 11 pips at $1.5378, EUR/USD is down 11 pips at $1.3211 and USD/JPY is up 23 pips at Y99.87. Brent Crude is down eight cents at $108.37 and gold is trading at $1344, down $1.
The day ahead: In Europe, UK CBI industrial order expectations are due out at 11am.
In the US, manufacturing PMI is due out at 2pm, followed by new home sales at 3pm (all times London times).