This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 20 points at 6580.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up seven pips at $1.5345, EUR/USD is up eight pips at $1.3268 and USD/JPY is up 53 pips at Y98.22. Brent Crude is down 57 cents at $104.02 and gold is trading at $1321, down $6.
The day ahead: In Europe, eurozone business confidence is due out at 10am.
In the US, Case Schiller HPI is due out at 2pm, followed by consumer confidence at 3pm.