FTSE 100 started higher the day, but after the first hour of trading turn 0.05% lower at 7,392. Chinese officials said today that China and US has reached a consensus on resolving some important trade issues. On the macro front the United Kingdom BBA Mortgage Approvals declined to 41.219K in October from the previous reading of 42.31K. In the latest poll from Kantar, Conservatives lead with 43% while Labour party captures the 32%.
Wall Street indices finished higher yesterday with S&P and Nasdaq registering fresh all-time highs, while today the Asian benchmarks ended mixed with the Nikkei adding 0.35% at 23,373.
Later today we expect data from US consumer confidence for the November and new-home sales for October.