FTSE 100 to Rise After Upbeat Asia Trading

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FTSE 100 Set to Rise After Upbeat Asia Trading

0642 GMT – The FTSE 100 is expected to open 19 points higher at 7043, according to CMC Markets, after upbeat trading in Asia, though Wall Street closed lower. Stocks in mainland China are in positive territory and markets in Japan and Hong Kong are both more than 1% ahead. The Dow ended Thursday 0.4% adrift. July U.K. GDP is expected to slow to 0.5%, down from 1% in June with the rolling three-month average also set to decline from 4.8% to 3.8%, CMC says, due to labor and supply disruption caused by the pandemic and the U.K.’s EU exit. “As we look to today’s European open, a positive Asia session appears to be alleviating some of the downside pressure,” CMC’s Michael Hewson says. (philip.waller@wsj.com)

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Market Talk: 

Macquarie Turns More Bullish on Crude-Oil Prices

2340 GMT – Macquarie lifts its price forecasts for Brent crude–the global benchmark–by 18% to $72.00/bbl in 4Q and by 9% to $62.75/bbl in 2022. That brings the bank’s forecasts closer to the forward curve, and is grounded in expectations that oil demand will continue to recover. Macquarie expects demand will pick up to just below 102 million bbl/day in 2022, fuelled by the return of leisure air travel, petrochemical demand and the return of gasoline and diesel consumption close to pre-pandemic levels globally. (david.winning@wsj.com; @dwinningWSJ)


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