FTSE to open after Wall St gains, Asia mixed

London stocks will open in the shadow of swollen crude prices, mild rises on Wall St and a mixed turn in Asia overnight.

In a session with an overall sparse corporate diary, traders will continue to divine the potential impacts of a so-called 'hard Brexit'.


On Wall St last night, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.49% to 18,329.04, the S&P 500 firmed 0.46% to 2163.66 and the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.69% to 5328.68.

In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 had risen 1.02% to 17,032.42, while the Hang Seng dropped 1.25% to 23,553.45.

At 6.09am, WTI crude was down 0.16% to $51.27/bbl and Brent was down 0.11% to $53.08. Gold was 0.2% lower at $1260.2.


Interim results are due from LiDCO and Ted Baker, with finals expected from Volution, Genedrive, Nanoco and River & Mercantile. Trading statements due from Page, while Harvest Minerals holds a shareholders' meeting.