Asian markets are somewhat mixed this morning, with Japan's Nikkei slightly firmer with a weaker Yen but China lower by around 1% after the lowest PMI manufacturing reading for 4 months.

European equity futures are pointing to a slightly higher open. Today we have PMI data out of most of the Eurozone, and collated CPI and unemployment data.

US markets closed nearer session lows on Friday, and today look out for PMI and ISM manufacturing data ahead of some crucial employment data due later this week.

Philip Ball | Sales and Trading