London equities will open in the aftermath of mostly lower performances by stocks ladders on Wall St and in Asia, with crude oil above $50 a barrel. Traders will be looking to key US employment data this afternoon.
US & ASIA
On Wall St overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.36% to 19,191.93, the S&P 500 fell 0.35% to 2191.08 and the Nasdaq Composite lost 1.36% to 5251.11.
In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 had fallen 0.47% to 18,426.08, while the Hang Seng eased 1.2% to 22,604.42.
At 7.04am, WTI crude was down 0.24% to $50.94/bbl and Brent was down 0.65% to $53.59. Gold was up 0.53% to $1175.6/oz.
Interim results are due from Berkeley Group, while final results are expected from Urban & Civil. Axa Property holds a shareholder meeting.