London equities are to open on the heels of a lower Wall St and mixed Asia, with traders looking to UK unemployment data.
Overnight in the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 1.41% to 18,066.75, while the S&P 500 shed 1.48% to 2127.02 and the Nasdaq Composite lost 1.09% to 5155.25.
In Asia, the Nikkei 225 had fallen 0.29% to 16,680.35 and the Hang Seng was up 0.22% to 23,265.89.
At 6.15am, WTI crude was up 0.47% to $45.11/bbl and Brent was up 0.3% to 47.24/bbl. Gold was down 0.02% to fetch 1323.5/oz.
IN THE DIARY
Interim results are due from Accesso Technology, Advanced Medical Solutions, Alliance Pharma, Cambian, Martinco and Quixant.
Final results are expected rom Empiric Student Property, Town Centre Securities and Wilmington.
Shareholder meetings are being held by Agriterra, Pets at Home and Sable Mining.