The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,359.0 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -24.5 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,256.5 with a loss of -0.25% percent or  -13.3   point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,772.2 for up with +0.05% percent or +5.8   point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,538.0 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -10.0 point.


European markets have begun the session lower weighed down by another fall overnight in crude oil futures, but against a backdrop of positive economic data and heavy news-flow news regarding continued deal-making in the corporate space.

As of 0849 BST, the benchmark Stoxx 600 was off by 0.29% or 1.11 points at 387.39, alongside a drop of 0.27% or 34.11 points to 12,741.20 in Germany’s Dax and a retreat of 0.40% or 21.13 points to 5,253.13 for the Cac-40.

In parallel, front month Brent futures were dipping 0.13% to $44.76 a barrel on the ICE following a sharp fall the day before. Some City-based traders referenced downbeat remarks from OPEC producers regarding the possibility of further output cuts as the reason behind the weakness in oil.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,421.77 with a loss of  –0.35% percent or  –26.02 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,259.75 with a loss of -0.28% percent or  -14.51 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,780.38  for up with  +0.05% percent or  +6.12 point.


For the day the Dow are trading at 21,410.03 with a loss of  –0.27% percent or –57.11 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,435.61 with a loss of  –0.06% percent or  –1.42 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,233.95 for up with  +0.74% percent or 45.92 point .

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,110.51 with a loss of  –0.14% percent or –28.28 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 25,674.53 with a loss of  –0.08% percent or  –20.05 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,147.45 with a loss of –0.28% percent or  –8.76 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,290.74  for up with   +0.02% percent or  +7.10 point as on 12:16 PM .