Tuesday morning snapshot

A snapshot of the early morning's equity news and key market movements.

Last night in the US: The New York Stock Exchange was closed as it was Labor Day.

This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up two points at 6508.

FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up eight pips at $1.5553, EUR/USD is down 18 pips at $1.3173 and USD/JPY is up 19 pips at ¥99.51. Brent crude is down 12 cents at $104.23 and gold  is trading at $1391, down $1.

Stocks: Brewer Greene King reported an 18% rise in like-for-like sales in the 18-week period until 1 September.

The day ahead: UK GDP construction PMI is due at 9.30am, followed by eurozone PPI at 10am.  In the US, manufacturing PMI and construction spending will be announced at 3pm.

All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.

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