In the UK the FTSE 100 Index has started cautiously, adding about 4 points to 5274.60, led by Yell Group.
The internet search engine has climbed 9p to 448.5p, after it announced an 11.6% rise in first-quarter turnover, adding it is on track to meet full-year expectations.
Logistics firm Exel has picked up 13.5p to 952.5p, while Cadbury Schweppes is up 7.5p to 549.5p, after it said first-half profit increased 6.1%.
On the losing end, Reuters has lost 15.75p or 4% to 396.5p, after its announced net income for the first six months dropped £133m from £303m a year earlier.
British Airways is down 3.25p to 271.25p.
In Japan the Nikkei 225 Stock Average retreated 0.2% to 11,737.96, at its close early this morning, led by technology stocks including Kyocera.
The manufacturer of ceramic packaging for microchips dropped 2.6% to 8,330yen after a stock downgrade from analysts.
TDK Corp also lost% 0.6%, to 7,88 yen. Both firms report their results on Thursday.
Chipmaker, NEC Electronics, fell 2.2% to 3,990 yen. The firm cut its annual profit estimate by more than half this month on the back of slowing sales and reports its financial results tomorrow.
In the US the Dow Jones Industrial Avergage closed 54.70 points higher to 10596.48 late last night, Exxon Mobil.
The oil firm advanced $0.44 to $59.94, while Hewlett-Packard has picked up $0.12 to $24.30.
Eastman Kodak has shed a further $0.80 or 3% to $26.52, after filing civil lawsuit against two former Kodak executives claiming they defrauded it out of at least $14m. Last week, Kodak announced its would axe a further 10,000 jobs.
Johnson & Johnson also declined $0.98 to $63.34.IFAonline
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