Asian markets are lower again this morning, falling to a six week low ahead of Fed minutes released this evening and the forthcoming Jackson Hole meeting. India snapped a four day losing streak to rise after the central bank announced that cash supply curbs would be eased.

European equity futures are slightly lower this morning ahead of UK public sector borrowing data, elsewhere Fitch affirmed the Netherlands at AAA with outlook negative.

US markets were slightly firmer last night but somewhat muted ahead of Fed minutes due to be released later this evening, consensus remains that the Fed will begin tapering asset in September. Also look out for existing home sales data.

Philip Ball | Sales and Trading