StockMarketWire | 21/08/2014 - 07:10
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The headline index is tipped to open up this morning, according to financial websites, shaking off yesterday’s hiccup, which interrupted a five-day run-up, and aided by a new high for the year Down Under and a solid start in the Nikkei…


In the US last night, the Dow gained 59 points at 16,979, the Nasdaq fell 2 points at 4,526 and the S&P 500 crept up 5 points at 1,987.

In Asia today, the Nikkei was recently up 111 points at 15,565 and the Hang Seng had fallen around 233 points at 24,927.

WTI crude oil traded at $93 a barrel and Brent at $102.

Gold settled at $1,287 an ounce.


In the corporate diary today, interim results are due from Cloudbuy, Costain Group, Kazakhmys, London Mining, New World Resources, Phoenix Group Holdings, Primary Health Properties, Premier Oil, PV Crystalox Solar, Quindell, SkyePharma and Sportech and final results are expected from Provexis.

Triad Group is set to host its AGM.