London's blue-chips are expected to make a positive start to the week, with the FTSE 100 seen around 20 points higher, despite ongoing political issues in the UK and mixed trading on markets in Asia this morning. OVERSEAS MARKETS In the US on Friday, the Dow closed 0.17% lower at 23,422.21, the S&P 500 slipped 0.09% to 2,582.3, while the Nasdaq was broadly unchanged at 6,750.64. In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 was down 1.23% at 22,401.71 but the Hang Seng was 0.24% higher at 29,191.45. COMMODITIES At around 6.05am, WTI crude was 0.12% higher at $56.81 per barrel and Brent by 0.06% at $63.56. Gold was 0.22% firmer at $1,277 an ounce and silver was up 0.26%. Copper was also ahead, rising by 0.34%. LONDON MARKETS Final results are due from Carrs and Lonmin. Interims are expected from Datatec, McKay Securities and Zoo Digital. In addition, trading statements are to be released by Dignity, Ladbrokes Coral, Taylor Wimpey and Ultra Electronics. Meanwhile, Kin Group is to host a shareholder meeting.
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