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FTSE set to open lower as sentiment remains mixed

By BFN News | 06:23 AM | Wednesday 13 September, 2017

London's blue-chips look set to make a lacklustre start when trading gets underway, with the FTSE 100 expected to open around 14 points lower, as global market sentiment remains mixed and with little directional support coming out of Asia overnight. US & ASIA In the US, the Dow closed 0.28% higher at 22,118.86, the S&P 500 ended 0.34% firmer at 2,496.48 and the Nasdaq was also up 0.34% at 6,454.28. In Asia, the Nikkei 225 was recently up 0.52% at 19,879.69, while the Hang Seng was down 0.29% at 27,889.95. COMMODITIES At around 6.10am, WTI crude was 0.02% lower at $48.22 per barrel and Brent was down 0.24% at $54.14 per barrel. Gold was higher at $1,335 an ounce and silver was up by 0.2%. LONDON MARKETS Final results are due from Wilmington and interim results are expected from Advanced Medical Solutions, Alliance Pharma, SOCO International, SQS Software Quality Systems, Sigmaroc, Surgical Innovations and TEG Group. In addition, shareholder meetings are to be held by Argo and Versarien. In economic news, unemployment and earnings data is due at 9:30 this morning. Story provided by

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