Asian markets are mixed this morning, with the the Nikkei offsetting weakness elsewhere rising after the Yen briefly broke the 102 level versus the dollar, as the G7 members said that they were not concerned with the currency's weakness.

In Europe, equity futures are looking slightly higher, ahead of a meeting for Eurozone finance ministers later today.

US markets, reversed from losses to close at session highs for more record closes on Friday, futures however this morning are pointing lower by around 30 bps. Today we have advance retail sales data.

Philip Ball | Sales and Trading