StockMarketWire | 02/09/2014 - 07:30
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The headline index is tipped to open slightly firmer this morning, according to financial websites, despite fragile investor confidence on escalating tensions in Ukraine, while Asian stocks outside Japan see early downward pressure…


At the last close in the US, the Dow was up 18 points to 17,098, the Nasdaq was up 22 points at 4,580 and the S&P 500 added 6 points at 2,003.

In Asia today, the Nikkei was recently up 218 points at 15,694 and the Hang Seng had fallen around 138 points at 24,614.

WTI crude oil traded at $95.7 a barrel and Brent at $102.8.

Gold settled at $1,282 an ounce.


In another quiet corporate diary today, interim results are due from Globaltrans Investment, Hydro International, Johnson Service Group, Smart Metering Systems and Total Produce and final results are expected from Alumasc Group, CPL Resources, Imimobile, Kofax, Mattioli Woods and Redrow.

Aberdeen New Dawn Investment Trust, Energy Assets Group and ReNeuron Group host their AGMs.