London equities are nearing the open after a torrid time for US stocks last night as investors sold up on Deutsche Bank jitters and the Trump-Clinton debate.
Although US stocks did rebound a little after the jawbone showdown between US presidential hopefuls Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump last night.
US & ASIA
On Wall St overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dumped 0.91% to 18,094.83, the S&P 500 faltered 0.86% to 2146.1 and the Nasdaq Composite ebbed 0.91% to 5257.49.
In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 had risen 0.34% to 16,600.7, while the Hang Seng firmed 1.1% to 23,574.49.
At 6.03am, WTI crude was down 0.13% to $45.87/bbl and Brent was down 0.32% to $47.20/bbl. Gold was down 0.38% to $1339/oz.
Final results are due from Close Brothers, Netcall and Wolseley, while shareholder meetings are held by Arcontech, ASA Resource, Nimrod Sea Assets, Trinity Capital, United Carpets and Versarien.
Interim results are due from Maxcyte, NetScientific, Premier African Minerals, Premier Technical Services, Silence Therapeutics, S&U, Time Out, Toumaz and XLMedia.