FTSE see lower after Wall St, Asia falls

London equities are seen opening cautiously lower, following on from lower overnight sessions in Asia and on Wall St.

Brexit and sterling remain factors in trader sentiment, and the market will be looking to UK jobs data and FOMC meeting minutes later today.


On Wall St overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 1.09% to 18,128.66, the S&P 500 fell 1.24% to 2136.73 and the Nasdaq Composite ebbed 1.54% to 5246.79.

In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 had fallen 0.72% to 16,902.85, while the Hang Seng lost 1.01% to 23,312.12.

At 6.27am, WTI crude was up 0.3% to $50.94/bbl and Brent was up 0.38% to $52.61/bbl. Gold was up 0.15% to $1257.8/oz.


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