- The headline index is tipped to open largely unchanged this morning, according to financial websites, following yesterday's runaway session and with Greece's finances and G7 talks in focus today.

Wall St made solid gains overnight, while Asian bourses were mixed in early trading.


In the US last night, the Dow gained 121 points at 18,163, the Nasdaq added 74 points at 5,107 and the S&P 500 climbed 19 points to 2,123.

In Asia today, the Nikkei was recently up 100 points at 20,573, while the Hang Seng had fallen 400 points at 27,677.

WTI crude oil traded at $57.77 a barrel and Brent at $62.59.

Gold settled at $1,187.9 an ounce.


In the corporate diary today, trading statements are due from IG Group and Kingfisher, interim results are expected from Alpha Bank, Public Power Corp and Signet Jewelers and final results are scheduled to be released by B&M European Value Retail, Gable Holdings, Helical Bar, Infinis, PayPoint, Porta Communications and Tate & Lyle.

Meanwhile, Allied Mind, Electric Word, Fair Oaks Income Fund, F&C Commercial Property Trust, Galasys, Kenmare Resources, Metminco, NetPlay TV, Powerflute and Trap Oil Group are due to host shareholder meetings.

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