StockMarketWire.com - The headline index is tipped to open lower this morning, according to financial websites, as trading resumes following the bank holiday weekend and despite a decent session overnight in Asia, as Greece scrambles to find a last ditch solution to its debt crisis...

US & ASIA

With a number of overseas markets closed yesterday, the US Dow index ended its last trading session 54 points lower at 18,232, while the Nasdaq lost 2 points at 5,089 and the S&P 500 slipped 5 points to 2,126.

In Asia today, the Nikkei was recently up 34 points at 20,448 and the Hang Seng had gained 343 points at 28,336.

WTI crude oil traded at $59.79 a barrel and Brent at $65.51.

Gold settled at $1,205.5 an ounce.

LONDON MARKETS

In the corporate diary today, a trading statement is due from Micro Focus International and final results are scheduled to be released by Minds + Machines Group.

Meanwhile, Cineworld, Epwin Group, Mi-Pay Group and Nostrum Oil & Gas host shareholder meetings.

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