FTSE Futures Morning Update on 01 May 2017

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UK PRE MARKET

The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,144.50 -0.82% lower as on 12:42 GMT. The  CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,267.33 with loss of -0.08% . The DAX Futures are lower at 12,438.01 for a loss of 0.05%. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are at 3,559.59 for a loss of 0.10%.

TODAY’s FACTORS AND EVENTS

European stocks ended the day on a mixed note after weak readings on UK and US GDP dragged many indices into the red at the end of the month

On a more positive note, data released the day before showed inflows into euro area stocks were at their strongest since December 2015 over the past week.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

U.K. market index were lower Friday. For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,203.94 for a loss of 0.46%  percent. France’s CAC 40 was also lower, closing at 5,267.33 for a loss of 0.08% percent. Germany’s DAX closed lower at 12,438.01 for a loss of 0.05% percent.

WORLD MARKETS

U.S. indexes were lower Friday. For the day the Dow closed at 20,940.51 for a loss of 0.19 percent. The S&P 500 was also lower, closing at 2,384.20 for a loss of 0.19% percent. The Nasdaq Composite closed lower at 6,047.61 for a loss of 0.02 percent.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 was at 19,310.52 for a up with 113.78 points o r0.59 percent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was at 24,615.13 for a loss of –83.35 points or –0.34 percent. China’s Shanghai Composite was at3,154.66 for a gain of 2.47 points or 0.08 percent. India’s S&P BSE Sensex was at 29,918.40 for a gain of 111.34 points or 0.37 percent.

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