LONDON (Reuters) - The FTSE 100 is seen opening up 46-48 points, or 0.9 percent on Monday, according to financial bookmakers, recovering most of the falls made in the previous session in tandem with a late recovery from lows on Wall Street on Friday and gains in Asian equity markets.
Britain's leading share index ended down 55.93 points, or 1.1 percent on Friday at 5,258.02, extending its losing streak to a third session to register a 1.0 percent fall for the week, having hitting a 10-week closing high on Tuesday.
But over July as a whole, the FTSE 100 index rose 6.9 percent, its best monthly increase for exactly a year.
U.S. stocks closed little changed on Friday, but Wall Street also wrapped up its best month in a year after the earnings season rounded the final turn with a group of strong results that offset the impact of poor economic data.
Asian stocks rose on Monday on strong corporate earnings and shrugged off news that Chinese manufacturing shrank in July amid investor hopes that the world's fastest growing major economy will expand strongly.
HSBC's China Purchasing Managers' Index fell below the boom-bust line of 50 in July for the first time since the depths of the global downturn in March 2009. The index dropped to 49.4 from 50.4 in June.
On the domestic macro front, July Markit/CIPS manufacturing PMI data will be released at 9:28 a.m., but the main focus for the week will be the Bank of England interest rate announcement on Thursday, although no change is expected to current monetary policy.
Across the Atlantic, U.S. July ISM and June construction spending numbers should be of interest this afternoon, but investor attention will mostly be directed toward's Friday's July U.S. jobs report.
Commodity issues are expected to lead the rebound in London on Monday, buoyed by a rise in crude oil and base metals prices, but banks will be a big focus as HSBC (Hsbc Hldgs.Uk ORD $0.50 (UK RE) kicks off the sector's reporting season at around 9 a.m. on Monday, with the rest of the UK banks all posting numbers this week.
Stocks to watch on Monday are:
HSBC (Hsbc Hldgs.Uk ORD $0.50 (UK RE)
The global banking giant reports first-half results.
INTERTEK GROUP (Intertek Group PLC)
The testing equipment firm posts first-half results.
HAMMERSON (Hammerson PLC ORD 25P)
The real estate group unveils first-half results.
TULLETT PREBON (Tullett Prebon ORD 325P)
The inter-dealer broker delivers first-half results.
SENIOR (Senior PLC 10P)
The engineering firm reports first-half results.
ULTRA ELECTRONICS (Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC)
The electronics engineer unveils first-half results.
XCHANGING (Xchanging WI ORD 5P (WI))
The outsourcing group posts first-half results.
XPOWER (XP Power ORD 1P (DI))
The electrical components maker delivers first-half results.
TELECITY (Telecity (WI) ORD 0.2P (WI))
The data centre firm posts firs-half results.
The support services firm reports first-half results.
FILTRONIC (Filtronic PLC ORD 10P)
The telecoms technology group unveils first-half results.
KELLER GROUP (Keller Group PLC)
The ground engineer posts first-half results.
FIDESSA GROUP (Fidessa Group PLC ORD 10P)
The trading systems and market data firm reports first-half results.
ARENA LEISURE (Arena Leisure PLC ORD 5P)
The racecourses operator delivers first-half results.
The technical products supplier issues a trading update.
(Reporting by Jon Hopkins; Editing by Mike Nesbit)