The UK's leading FTSE index is expected to open lower this morning as US equities see their first four day losing streak of 2013. The losses saw Asian markets down overnight with the Nikkei closing down 2.63 per cent.
ETX Capital #morningcall: FTSE100 down 33 points, the DAX lower by 37 points and the CAC40 off by 28 points— ETX Capital (@ETXCapital) August 20, 2013
Morning ftse -29, down 20, SP 1645, Dax -40, Nikkei -350, h/s -380, crude -92c, Gold 1358. Cable 1.5654— Wayno (@waynog) August 20, 2013
Key events today:
- Eurozone June construction output at 10.00.
- US July Chicago Fed national activity index at 13.30.