Before the open - 20/08

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.

Key events today:

  • Eurozone June construction output at 10.00.
  • US July Chicago Fed national activity index at 13.30.