FTSE poised to open after Wall St, Asia falls

London equities are poised to open after Wall St was lower overnight Friday, with Asia down this morning, against a backcloth of US presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton going head to head in debate.

There is little in the way of corporate or economic news scheduled for today, although investors' sentiment will likely remain under the pall of a potential 'hard Brexit' next year if Article 50 is triggered.


On Wall St overnight on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.15% to 18,240.49, the S&P 500 lost 0.33% to 2153.74 and and the Nasdaq Composite ebbed 0.27% to 5292.41.

In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 had fallen 0.62% to 16,860.09, while the Hang Seng retreated 0.42% to 23,851.82.

At 6.15am, WTI crude was down 0.84% to $49.39/bbl and Brent was down 0.75% to $51.54. Gold was up 1.04% to $1264.9/oz.


Final results are due from Surface Transforms, Waterman and YouGov.