FTSE set to track US, Asian markets lower on Wednesday
Source - SMW
The FTSE 100 is set to start the day around 8 points lower as ongoing political issues and Brexit concerns continue to impact sentiment in London, while commodities prices were weaker overnight as were markets in the US and Asia.
In the US, the Dow closed 0.13% lower at 23,409.47, the S&P 500 fell 0.23% to end at 2,578.87 and the Nasdaq finished 0.29% weaker at 6,737.87.
In Asia, the Nikkei 225 was recently down 1.22% at 22,107.53 and the Hang Seng was 0.8% lower at 28,919.28.
WTI crude was 1.11% lower at $55.08 per barrel and Brent by 1.27% at $61.42.
Gold was 0.16% softer at $1,280.9 an ounce and silver was down 0.22%.
Copper was down 0.39%.
Final results are due from AB Dynamics, Avon Rubber, Fenner, Game Digital and Zambeef.
Interim results are expected from Akers Biosciences, Celtic, Experian, Great Portland Estates, Helical Bar, Premier Foods and TalkTalk.
Trading statements are to be released by Barratt Developments and Blue Prism.
In addition, shareholder meetings are to be held by Barratt Developments, Celtic, Ethernity Networks, Hays, Henderson Eurotrust, Jupiter UK Growth Investment Trust, Pacific Horizon Investment Trust and Toro.
In economic news, unemployment figures and the latest monthly CB Leading Index reading are due today.