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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down three points at 6714.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up eight pips at $1.6462, EUR/USD is down 19 pips at $1.3651 and USD/JPY is down 49 pips at ¥104.27. Brent crude is up 50 cents at $108.26 and gold is trading at $1233, up $9.
Stocks: Next has increased its full-year profit forecast.
The day ahead: UK construction PMI and mortgage approvals are due at 9.30am, followed by Italian CPI at 10am. In the US, Ben Bernanke of the Federal Reserve is speaking at 7.30pm.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.