This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 44 points at 6419.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down seven pips at $1.5661, EUR/USD is down 23 pips at $1.3393 and USD/JPY is up 19 pips at Y97.46. Oil - Brent Crude is down 59 cents at $109.52 and gold is trading at $1364, down $6.
The day ahead: In Europe, UK public sector net borrowing is due out at 9.30am, followed by UK CBI industrial order expectations at 11am.
In the US, existing home sales are due out at 3pm, followed by the Federal Reserve minutes at 7pm. (All times are London time.)