This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 14 points at 6605.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down 14 pips at $1.5341, EUR/USD is down one pip at $1.3256 and USD/JPY is up 18 pips at Y98.46. Brent Crude is down 49 cents at $106.08 and gold is trading at $1291, down $11.
The day ahead: In Europe, UK manufacturing production and industrial production are due out at 9.30am, followed by Italian GDP at 10am. German factory orders are due out at 11am.
In the US, trade balance is due out at 1.30pm, followed by GDP estimate and IBD economic optimism at 3pm. (All times are London time.)