London stocks are poised to open to a quiet corporate news day in the wake of gains on Wall St and in Asia overnight, with traders looking ahead to US inflation data this afternoon.
Overnight in the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.99% to 18,212.48, while the S&P 500 rose 1.01% to 2147.26 and the Nasdaq Composite firmed 1.47% to 5249.69.
In Asia, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.5% to 16,487.62 and the Hang Seng firmed 0.63% to 23,335.59.
At 6.04am, WTI crude was down 0.68% to $43.61/bbl and Brent was down 0.71% to $46.26/bbl. Gold was 0.06% lower to $1317.2/oz.
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Shareholder meetings are being held by Eco Animal Health, Real Estate Credit Investments and Tungsten Corporation. Interim results scheduled include Mereo Biopharma.