Before the Open - 02/09

There's some continued uncertainty as we head towards the open this morning.

US President Obama's comments over the weekend have prolonged a decision over Syrian, keeping markets jittery.

CMC Markets' Michael Hewson:

Europe's markets look set for a positive start as oil prices fall back and economic data comes back into focus.

We've got a quiet day ahead, with Labour day in the US, and manufacturing data in Europe to look forward to.

Events today:

  • French August Markit manufacturing PMI at 08.48.
  • German August Markit manufacturing PMI at 08.53.
  • Eurozone August Markit manufacturing PMI at 08.58.
  • Greek August Markit manufacturing PMI at 08.58.
  • UK August Markit manufacturing PMI at 09.28.