FTSE due to open amid sterling weakness

London equities are poised to open with traders again pondering whether the blue-chip index will set yet another all-time closing higher as UK's sterling suffers amid renewed Brexit fears.

US & ASIA

On Wall St last night, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.38% to 19,887.38, the S&P 500 eased 0.35% to 2268.90 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.19% to 5531.82.

In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 had fallen 0.79% to 19,301.44, while the Hang Seng firmed 0.56% to 22,685.80.

At 6.43am, WTI crude was down 0.04% to $51.94/bbl and Brent was down 0.02% to $54.93/bbl. Gold was up 0.16% to $1186.80/oz, with silver and copper also making gains.

LONDON MARKETS

A trading statement is due from Morrisons, while Matomy Media hosts a shareholder meeting.