This morning in London: The FTSE 100 is currently down 27 points at 6668.
FX and commodities: GBP/USD is down 88 pips at $1.6149, EUR/USD is down 13 pips at $1.3769 and USD/JPY is down 63 pips at ¥97.50. Brent crude is down 32 cents at $109.68 and gold is trading at $1335, down $5.
The day ahead: UK mortgage approvals and Bank of England minutes are due at 9.30am. In the US, import prices will be released at 1.30pm, followed by the house price index at 2pm.
All figures correct at 8.30am. All times London time.