Asian markets are mixed this morning but mainly higher as concerns that conflict with Syria will disrupt Middle East oil supplies eased as Uk PM Cameron failed to gain parliamentary backing for military action. Data out of India showed that the economy slowed in the 2nd quarter.

European equity futures are marginally firmer in early trade ahead of Italian unemployment, German retail sales and Eurozone confidence data.

US markets closed marginally higher but off session highs, but futures are higher by around 40 bps ahead of Personal income and spending, Chicago purchasing Manager and Uni of Michigan confidence data.

Philip Ball | Sales and Trading