· European Futures u/c to fraction better at the opening.
· US markets closed for Martin Luther King Jr day yesterday.
· Bank of Japan's latest meeting: The BoJ confirmed that it will shift its inflation target to 2% from 1% and introduces an 'open ended' programme of asset purchases. This will begin when the current programme concludes at the beginning on 2014, as a result it triggered a mixed market reaction. Both the Nikkei and yen reversed their initial moves.
· EU finance ministers meet in Brussels & ECB’s Draghi speaks after market in Frankfurt. BOE’s King speaks in Northern Ireland.
· The Spanish Treasury will auction as much as €2.5bn of bills today; The Treasury to sell 3- and 6-month bills at auction with the results to be published at about 10:40 a.m.
· EU finance chiefs today are set to approve the design of a financial-transaction tax
· Euro area finance ministers gave green light to EU9.2b in aid loans to Greece, according to 3 European Union officials
· Portugal outlook remains negative by S&P; ratings affirmed
· Moscow Exchange Said to Shun London for $500m IPO at Home
· Acciona wins $200m contract to expand a desalination plant in United Arab Emirates
· BG Exposed to Opportunistic Bids as Company’s Stock Dips;