Asian markets are lower this morning with the Nikkei lower by almost 2%, its largest fall in around 5 weeks. Exporters were hardest hit with the Yen moving higher. Elsewhere, Samsung reported earnings which missed estimates.

European equity futures are slightly firmer, buoyed by relative strength out of the US markets. Today we have French Consumer confidence and German import prices.

US markets rallied off session lows yesterday to close slightly higher, with Tech a leading sector. Today we have Uni of Michigan Confidence data.

Philip Ball | Sales and Trading