Asian markets are firmer this morning, as investors believe major central banks will maintain stimulus efforts. In geopolitical news, South Korea has said that North Korea could be ready for fresh nuclear missile tests as earlý as this week.

European futures are up by around 30bps this morning, ahead of French Industrial and Manufacturing production, and Italian Industrial production data.

US markets rallied yesterday with the S&P making fresh all time highs on optimism over corporate earnings. Today the Fed will release minutes for their March meeting.

Philip Ball | Sales and Trading