Source - SMW
The FTSE 100 is expected to start the week around 2 points higher with stalling Brexit negotiations being a key factor for investors as Prime Minister Theresa May heads to Brussels for emergency talks in an attempt to end the current deadlock.


In the US on Friday, the Dow closed 0.13% higher at 22,871.72, the S&P 500 added 0.09% at 2,553.17 and the Nasdaq ended the week 0.22% to the good at 6,605.8.

In Asia this morning, the Nikkei was up 0.7% at 21,303.19 and the Hang Seng added 0.06% at 28,476.43.


At around 6.05am, WTI crude was 0.8% higher at $51.86 per barrel and Brent was up 0.1.07% at $57.78 per barrel.

Gold was broadly unchanged at $1,304.5 an ounce, silver was down 0.13% but copper was up 0.18%.


Interim results are due from Etalon and trading statements are expected from Rio Tinto and Schroders.

Meanwhile, Axis Bank, Bluejay Mining and Zibao Metals Recycling are to host shareholder meetings.

In economic news, the latest monthly house price inflation data from Rightmove is due this morning.