FTSE to open after US, Asia gains as PMI data looms
Source - SMW
London equities are due to open in the wake of gains on Wall St and in Asia, with investors looking to a raft of purchasing-managers' index data out in UK, Europe and the US.
The prospects of Brexit, Donald Trump and Deutsche Bank still remain factors contributing to investors' overall unease.
US & ASIA
On Wall St overnight on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.91% to 18,308.15, the S&P 500 firmed 0.8% to 2168.27 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.81% to 5312.0.
In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 had risen 0.9% to 16,597.21, while the Hang Seng firmed 1.29% to 23,597.86.
At 6.03am, WTI crude was down 0.33% to $47.91/bbl and Brent was down 0.48% to $49.95. Gold was up 0.01% to $1317.2/oz.
Final results are due from James Halstead and Seeing Machines.