UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,339.5 with a loss of -0.29% percent or -22.0 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,247.20 with a loss of -0.56% percent or -29.30 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,702.5 with a loss of -0.72% percent or -93.2 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,524.0 with a loss of -0.70% percent or -26.0 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks fell in early trade on Friday – the first anniversary of the Brexit vote – as the pound ticked higher, with little due in the way of market-moving news and a quiet corporate calendar.
At 0830 BST, the FTSE 100 was down 0.4% to 7,410.76, while the pound was up 0.4% against the dollar at 1.2732 and 0.3% firmer versus the euro at 1.1403. A stronger pound tends to dent the index as around 70% of its constituents derive their earnings from overseas.
In her meeting with leaders at the EU summit on Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled what she called a “fair and serious” offer for EU citizens living in the UK. May said that around three million EU citizens living in the UK would be allowed to stay on after Brexit, but this would depend on Britons being granted the same rights by EU states.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,409.90 with a loss of –0.40% percent or –29.39 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,252.45 with a loss of –0.56% percent or –29.48 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,708.56 with a loss of –0.67% percent or –85.44 point.
For the day the Dow are trading at 21,397.29 with a loss of –0.06% percent or –12.74 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,434.50 with a loss of –0.05% percent or –1.11 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,236.68 for up with +0.04% percent or +2.73 point .
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,132.67 for up with +0.11% percent or +22.16 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 25,670.05 with a loss of –0.02% percent or –4.48 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,157.87 for up with +0.33% percent or +10.42 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,138.21 with a loss of –0.49% percent or –152.53 point as on 12:16 PM .