The FTSE 100 is expected to open around 10 points higher at 7,749.9 according to spread betting firms.
In the US overnight, the Dow Jones fell 16.67 points (0.07%) to close at 25,369.13.
The broader-based S&P 500 dropped 3.06 points (0.11%) to end at 2,748.23 and the NASDAQ lost 10.01 points (0.14%) to 7,153.57.
Trading Statements: AO World, ASOS, Barratt Developments, Booker , Hays, Jupiter Fund Management, Marks & Spencer, Premier Oil, Tesco and Ultra Electronics.
Interim Results: Hays.
AGM's / EGM's: European Investment Trust, Fenner, MySQUARand Unicorn Aim VCT.