This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down five points at 6547.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up 31 pips at $1.6386, EUR/USD is up 18 pips at $1.3724 and USD/JPY is up 19 pips at ¥103.07. Brent crude is down three cents at $111.60 and gold is trading at $1230, up $1.
Stocks: Lloyds sold UK commercial property loans to a US private equity firm for £90 million.
The day ahead: German industrial production is due at 11am. In the US, James Bullard of the Federal Reserve is due to make an announcement at 6.05pm.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.