FTSE set to open after US stocks fall, Asia mixed

London stocks are set to open against a backcloth of lower a Wall St and mixed Asia, with traders' focus on a raft of US economic data this afternoon and further potential Brexit developments.

Data out stateside today includes PPI, retail sales, business inventories, consumer sentiment and inflation expectations.

Yesterday, the FTSE 100, Dax, CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 were all lower.


On Wall St overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 0.25% to 18,098.94, the S&P 500 retreated 0.31% to 2132.55 and the Nasdaq Composite ebbed 0.49% to 5213.33.

In Asia, the Nikkei 225 was up 0.42% to 16,844.47 and the Hang Seng improved 0.64% to 23,178.73.

At 6.08am, WTI crude was up 0.79% to $50.84/bbl and Brent was up 0.37% to $52.22/bbl. Gold fell 0.06% to fetch $1256.80/oz.


A shareholder meeting is being held by Atlantis Japan, while Inland Homes is due to issue its final results.