Up at 1.5570 from around 1.5555 when I arrived.

Talk of sell orders 1.5580/00. Probably stops close by above there, no confirmation of such. On downside sell stops seen through 1.5490.

09:30 GMT: UK retail sales for November expected +0.3% m/m, +0.7% y/y.

Before data, we have BOE’s Posen making speech in London at 08:20 GMT.