Tuesday morning snapshot

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

Last night in the US: The Dow Jones closed up 21 points at 15,783, the NASDAQ finished up one point at 3919 and the S&P 500 ended the day up one point at 1771.

This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down five points at 6723.

FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up down 44 pips at $1.5947, EUR/USD is down 18 pips at $1.3386 and USD/JPY is up 62 pips at ¥99.78. Brent crude is down 37 cents at $106.04 and gold is trading at $1280, down $2.

Stocks: Building materials group CRH reported a 2% increase in like-for-like sales in the three months until September. The commercial property and property development company Land Securities revealed a 3.6% increase in net asset value.

The day ahead: UK CPI, HPI and RPI are due for release at 9.30am, followed by the CB leading index at 10am.

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

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