London stocks are opening to a string of UK, US and Euro-zone purchasing managers' index data today, after UK prime minister Theresa May received Brexit warnings from US and Japan at G20.
May was told by US president Barack Obama that UK would not be the priority for a US trade deal, while Japan issued a warning about the consequences of Brexit.
US & ASIA
On Wall St last night, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.39% to 18,491.96, the S&P 500 firmed 0.42% to 2179.98 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.43% to 5249.9.
In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 had risen 0.89% to 17,076.85, while the Hang Seng firmed 1.71% to 23,663.95.
At 6.04am, WTI crude was down 0.25% to $44.19/bbl and Brent was down 0.41% to $46.64. Gold was up 0.09% to $1327.9/oz.
Interim results are due from MD Medical Group Investments, Faron Pharmaceuticals, Flowgroup, Hunting, Plus500 Ltd, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings, Union Jack Oil and Vipera.
Final results are scheduled from Dechra Pharmaceuticals and 1pm. Companies holding shareholder meetings included Ig Seismic Services, Better Capital Ltd and Marwyn Value Investors Limited.