Source - SMW
London equities will open sideways after a mixed Wall St and gains in Asia overnight, with investors keeping an eye peeled for a string of euro zone PMI data out this morning.

This followed PM Theresa May last night making an offer to EU leaders on the rights of EU citizens in the UK. EU citizens who arrived lawfully in the UK before Brexit would have the chance to accrue the same rights as UK citizens to work, healthcare and benefits.

The offer fell very short of the EU's reasonable request for its citizens living in the UK to maintain all EU rights in perpetuity. It also came after her pledge to deliver "strong and stable" government following the election.

US & ASIA

In the US last night, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell  0.06% to 21,397.29, the S&P 500 eased 0.05% to 2434.5 and the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.04% to 6236.68.

In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 had risen 0.14% to 20,138.47, while the Hang Seng firmed 0.05% to 25,687.1.

At 5.58am, WTI crude was up 0.42% to $42.92/bbl and Brent was ahead 0.42% to $45.41/bbl. Gold was up 0.26% to $1252.7/oz, with silver also up and copper down a jot.

LONDON MARKETS

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