Source - SMW
The FTSE 100 looks set to make a relatively modest start to the week, despite US markets climbing on Friday, as cautious investors remain cognisant of tensions in Catalan and wider afield, curtailing any significant early change.

OVERSEAS MARKETS

In the US on Friday, the Dow closed 0.71% higher at 23,328.63, the S&P 500 added 0.51% at 2,575.21, while the tech-based Nasdaq climbed 0.36% to end at 6,629.05.

In Asia this morning, the Nikkei was up 1.14% at 21,702.92 but the Hang Seng was 0.67% lower at 28,295.84.

COMMODITIES

At around 6.05am, WTI was up 0.5% at $52.1 per barrel and Brent was 0.26% higher at $57.9 per barrel.

Meanwhile, gold was off by 0.23% at $1,277.6 an ounce and silver was 0.46% softer.

LONDON MARKETS

Interim results are due from Braemar Shipping Services and a trading statement is expected from GKN.

In addition, City of London Investment Group and Goldplat are to host shareholder meetings.