StockMarketWire.com - The FTSE 100 is expected to fall by around 15 points when trading resumes this morning as focus switches to this week's central bank rate decisions in both the UK and the US.

Traders will also be alert to upcoming inflation and wages data which should provide an indication over the general health and direction of the economy.

While the Corporate diary is a little sparse today, this is due to pick up later in the week.

OVERSEAS MARKETS

In the US on Friday, the Dow ended the week 72.85 points higher at 24,946.51, the S&P 500 added 4.68 points to reach 2,752.01 and the Nasdaq was broadly unchanged at 7,481.99.

In Asia this morning, the Nikkei 225 was 180.21 points lower at 21,496.3, while the Hang Seng was up 55.89 points at 31,557.86 and the Shanghai Composite was slightly higher at 3,272.86.

COMMODITIES

At around 6:00am, WTI crude was 0.51% lower at $62.02 per barrel and Brent was down 0.5% at $65.88 per barrel.

Gold was 0.24% softer at $1,309.2 per ounce, silver was down 0.23% and copper by 0.92%.

CORPORATE NEWS

Interim Results: Finsbury Food Group.

Final Results: ADES International, MD Medical Group Investments and Tissue Regenix.

AGM's / EGM's: Chenavari Toro Income Fund.

Economic News: Rightmove HPI data.

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