FTSE to open tentatively as traders look to OPEC

London equities are seen opening tentatively after Wall St closed lower on Friday and Asia was mixed last night, with traders looking ahead to cartel OPEC's meeting on Nov. 30 in Vienna.

US & ASIA

On Wall St overnight on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.19% to 18,867.93, the S&P 500 ebbed 0.24% to 2181.9 and the Nasdaq Composite rose 0.23% to 5321.51.

In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 had risen 0.66% to 18,086.88, while the Hang Seng fell 0.04% to 22,336.03.

At 6.13am, WTI crude was up 1.23% to $46.25/bbl and Brent was ahead 1.3% to $47.47/bbl. Gold was up 0.26% to $1211.8/oz.

LONDON MARKETS

Interim results are due from BGEO Group, Bonmarche and Georgia Healthcare, while Mineral & Financial Investments holds its shareholder meeting. Final results are expected from Diploma, Future and Intelligent Energy.