FTSE opens flat as investors await further news on Greece

<p>The UK 100 opened positive this morning and is currently up 4 points. The German DAX is down 40 points, while the French CAC is […]</p>

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  • The UK 100 opened positive this morning and is currently up 4 points. The German DAX is down 40 points, while the French CAC is down 19 points. Dow Jones futures are currently trading down 20 points.
  • The FTSE opened flat on Friday, consolidating after hitting a five-and-a-half-month closing high in the previous session, with investors poised for further news on Greece’s negotiations with creditors on a debt swap.
  • In currencies, GBP/USD is trading at 1.5464, EUR/USD is at 1.2898 and USD/JPY is trading at 77.21.
  • Gold is currently trading at 1,664, and crude oil for March delivery is trading at $99.73.
  • In economic data, keep an eye out for US existing home sales at 3pm UK time.

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