Public sector borrowing figures due at 9.30am are the main release on a very light economics calendar with news overnight that house prices fell by 0.9pc in August the other focal point for investors this morning.
The highlight in the corporate diary, BHP Billiton’s full-year results, won’t be available until this evening when markets are opening in Australia, where the miner has another listing.
Interim results: TBC Bank Group, Pires Investments
Final results: BHP Billiton
Economics: Public sector net borrowing (UK), CBI industrial order expectations (UK), Consumer confidence (EU)