The headline index is tipped to open marginally lower this morning with traders assessing the government's share sale in RBS, along with softer sessions on Wall St and in Asia, barring China, this morning.
US & ASIA
In the US overnight, the Dow was down 0.52% to 17,598, the Nasdaq fell 0.26% to 5115 and the S&P 500 shed 0.28% to 2098.
In Asia, the Nikkei was down 0.28% to 20,496, the Hang Seng was off 0.14% to 24,376 and the Shanghai was up 1.8% to 3688.
WTI crude oil was around the $45.49 level for a barrel, while Brent crude was around $49.69.
Gold was trading around $1083.
In a quiet corporate diary, interim results are expected from Clarke (T), Direct Line Insurance Group, Fresnillo, Just Eat, LSL Property Services, Meggitt, Pendragon, Rotork, SDL, Standard Life and Travis Perkins. Share holder meetings are being held by Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings and Pires Investments.