Source - SMW
London equities stocks are set to open after a softer session on Wall St overnight Friday and gains on Asia this morning, with little about in the way of scheduled corporate news.

US & ASIA

On Wall St overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.49% to 18,123.8, the S&P 500 lost 0.38% to 2139.16 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.1% to 5244.57.

In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 had risen 0.7% to 16,519.29, while the Hang Seng firmed 0.96% to 23,559.57.

At 6.08am, WTI crude was up 1.79% to $43.80/bbl, and Brent was ahead 1.64% to $46.52. Gold was up 0.66% to $1318.8/oz.

LONDON MARKETS

Interim results are due from Gama Aviation, Maintel, SimiGon and Spectra Systems. Final results are due from Finsbury Food and Petra Diamonds.