Before the open - 07/08

London's leading index, the FTSE, is expected to open down following US and Asian markets.

Japan's Nikkei has seen its biggest fall in eight weeks as the yen hit a six week high against the dollar. The index dropped 576.12 points to 13,824.94.

Key events:

  • UK Bank of England quarterly inflation report at 10.30.
  • UK Bank of England governor Mark Carney speaks at Parliament.
  • German June industrial production at 11.00. A rise from -1.0 per cent to -0.4 per cent in the year to date is expected.