The FTSE 100 opened positive this morning

<p>The FTSE 100 opened positive this morning and is currently down 8 points. The DAX and CAC are marginally unchanged, up 1 point and 5 […]</p>

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  • The FTSE 100 opened positive this morning and is currently down 8 points. The DAX and CAC are marginally unchanged, up 1 point and 5 points respectively, while Dow Futures are currently down 17 points.
  • The FTSE 100 Index is seen rising on Thursday, however gains have been limited so far as investors await a Spanish sovereign debt auction – 2012′s first real test of demand for debt from the eurozone’s weaker states.
  • In currencies, GBP/USD is at 1.5302, EUR/USD is at 1.2720 and USD/JPY is at 76.97.
  • Gold is currently trading at $1,645 and crude oil for February delivery is trading at $101.30.
  • In economic data, keep an eye out for the Bank of England’s interest rate decision at midday, followed by the ECB rate setting decision at 12.45pm (GMT).
  • Across the pond, US jobless claims and retail sales data will both be announced at 1.30pm (GMT).

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