The FTSE 100 is expected to open around 12 points higher, according to financial spread betting firms, following the recent sell-off as global market volatility continues. This follows a positive session on Wall Street, with the Dow regaining 567.02 points, or 2.33%, to end the day at 24,912.77. The S&P 500 added 46.2 points, or 1.74%, to close at 2,695.14 and NASDAQ finished 148.36 points stronger at 7,115.88. In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 gained 96.23 points, or 0.45%, at 21,706.47 heading into the close. Meanwhile, the Hang Seng was up 71.15 points, or 0.23%, at 30,666.57. COMMODITIES At around 6:05am, WTI crude was 0.77% higher at $63.88 per barrel and Brent was up 0.7% at $67.33 per barrel. Gold was 0.2% firmer at $1,332.1 per ounce, silver was up 0.69% and copper was 0.69% higher. LONDON MARKETS Trading Statements: Grainger, GlaxoSmithKline and Severn Trent. Interim Results: Redrow. Final Results: Sampo OYJ, GlaxoSmithKline, Rio Tinto, Smurfit Kappa and Tullow Oil. AGM's / EGM's: Artemis Aim Vct 2, Blackrock Frontiers Investment Trust, Daily Mail and General Trust, Grainger, Income & Growth Vct and Nektan. Economic Announcements: Halifax HPI data.
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