StockMarketWire.com - The headline index is tipped to open rather tepidly today, according to financial websites, with cautious investors waiting to see if Greece can salvage a last ditch deal and following a slightly downbeat performance on Wall St overnight, while Asian markets were modestly higher.

US & ASIA

In the US last night, the Dow fell 37 points to 18,126, the Nasdaq lost 9 points at 5,098 and the S&P 500 edged 2 points lower to close at 2,121.

In Asia today, the Nikkei was recently up 33 points at 20,584 and the Hang Seng had gained 91 points at 27,545.

WTI crude oil traded at $58.31 a barrel and Brent at $63.09.

Gold settled at $1,190.3 an ounce.

LONDON MARKETS

In the corporate diary today, interim results are expected from Ojsc Phosagro and Biofrontera and final results are scheduled to be released by Optibiotix Health.

Meanwhile, Flying Brands, Leyshon Resources, Richland Resources and Tekcapital are due to host shareholder meetings.



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