Monday morning snapshot

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

Friday's US close: The Dow Jones closed up 75 points at 15,376, the NASDAQ finished six points ahead at 3722 and the S&P 500 ended the day four points higher at 1687.

This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 45 points at 6628.

FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 69 pips at $1.5947, EUR/USD is 62 pips stronger at $1.3357 and USD/JPY is down 55 pips at ¥98.82. Brent crude is 69 cents weaker at $110.97 and gold is $2 lower at $1324.

Stocks: Petrofac has won a $120 million contract with a Malaysian firm. Petra Diamonds reported a 27% increase in full-year revenue.

The day ahead: Eurozone CPI is due at 10am. In the US, the Empire State manufacturing survey is released at 1.30pm, followed by industrial production and capacity utilisation at 2.15pm.

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

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