Asian equity markets are mixed this morning, with China's Shanghai Composite standing out lower by 2%, with JP Morgan cutting the growth forecasts. The Yen this morning has snapped a 3 day losing streak.

In Europe, equity futures are firmer by around 20 bps ahead of ZEW data out of Germany and Eurozone Industrial production.

In the US, markets were little changed last night after slightly better than expected retail sales data, futures this morning are slightly firmer with markets poised again to make fresh all time highs.

Philip Ball | Sales and Trading