UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,448.00 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -6.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,179.50 with a loss of -0.21%percent or -11.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,196.00 with a loss of -0.28% percent or -34.10 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,488.0 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -7.0 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks had almost crawled back to level ground by midday on Tuesday Thursday a wobble for miners after disappointing China data and several sets of corporate results that left investors unimpressed.
The FTSE 100 was down just over two point points at 7,529.52, with the more UK-focused FTSE 250 also recouping some of its earlier modest losses.
With strong recent Chinese data having helped lift global sentiment, overnight trade data for July indicated the People’s Republic’s third quarter has got off to a slow start with imports only rising 11%, a sharp fall from June’s 17.2%, raising concerns that domestic demand may be softening.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,542.73 for up with +0.14% percent or +10.79 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,218.89 for up with +0.21% percent or +11.00 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,292.05 for up with +0.28% percent or +34.88 point.
For the day the Dow are trading at 22,085.34 with a loss of –0.15% percent or –33.08 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,474.92 with a loss of –0.24% percent or –5.99 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,370.46 with a loss of –0.21% percent or –13.31 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,738.71 with a loss of –1.29% percent or –257.30 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,763.26 with a loss of –0.33% percent or –91.65 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,273.23 with a loss of –0.26%percent or –8.64 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,887.68 with a loss of –0.40% percent or –126.51 point at 12:15 PM .