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This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently up 36 points at 6610.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is up one point at $1.5644, EUR/USD is down seven points at $1.3293 and USD/JPY is up 80 points at Y97.70. Brent crude is up 21 cents at $108.03 and gold is trading at $1338, down $1.
Stocks: Michael Page announced an 11% drop in first-half pre-tax profits. Resolution announced a 17% increase in operating earnings per share.
The day ahead: In Europe, UK CPI, PPI and RPI are due out at 9.30am, followed by German ZEW and eurozone industrial production at 10am.
In the US, retail sales and import prices are due out at 1.30pm.
(All times are London time.)