In mid-morning trade equities have made a positive start to the day.
The FTSE 100 index is slightly higher this morning on what so far has been a quiet session.
Biggest gainers are mining shares with Kazakhmys topping the table at 4% on funds raised for a project in Afghanistan.
There is also talk that shares spread betting prices have too deeply discounted the economic slowdown, although some traders are dismissing this as just wishful thinking by long-term investors.
Looking ahead to the US open, at the moment it looks like the Dow Jones is set to start around 70 points higher than Thursday’s close.
Today’s main economic announcement from the US is inflation with CPI data expected ahead of the open, but this is expected to have little, if any, effect on sentiment.
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