StockMarketWire.com - The headline index is tipped to open mildly softer this morning, according to financial websites, as the nation heads to the high street to hunt out Black Friday deals and with a general lack of overnight cues as Wall St closed its doors to celebrate Thanksgiving and Asian markets opened mixed...

US & ASIA

The US markets were closed overnight due to thanksgiving festivities and therefore remained unchanged, with the Dow standing at 17,828 points, the Nasdaq at 4,787 points and the S&P 500 at 2,073 points.

In Asia today, the Nikkei was recently up 205 points at 17,453 and the Hang Seng drifted slightly, falling 11 points to 23,991.

WTI crude oil traded at $68.65 a barrel and Brent at $72.19.

Gold settled at $1,183.2 an ounce.

LONDON MARKETS

In a somewhat quieter corporate diary today, interim results are due from Arrow Global Group, Helical Bar, Pennon Group, Real Estate Credit Investments and Tcs Group.

Aquarius Platinum, Gemfields, Mosman Oil And Gas, Plaza Centers and Quadrise Fuels International host their AGMs.



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