FTSE Futures Morning Update on 16 August

UK PRE MARKET

The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,420.80 for up with +0.57% percent or +42.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,193.50 for up with +1.07% percent or +55.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,274.80 for up with ++0.84% percent or ++102.30 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,491.0 for up with +0.87% percent or  +30.0 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

London stocks hopped higher in early trade on Wednesday, with only five constituent companies in negative territory as oil prices rallied and a positive lead was taken from Asia as geopolitical tensions faded.

The FTSE 100 was up 50.54 points or 0.68% to 7,434.05 after just over half an hour of trading, following a flattish session on Wall Street and with the battered pound taking a breather on the ropes after many tumbles against the dollar and euro.

Traders were also looking to the release of the UK’s August employment report and, later in the day, the minutes of the US central bank’s most recent policy meeting.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,435.43 for up with  +0.70% percent or +51.58 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,192.31 for up with  +1.01% percent or +52.07 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,276.29 for up with +0.82% percent or +99.25 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow are trading at 21,998.99 for up with +0.02% percent or +5.28 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,464.61 with a loss of –0.05% percent or  –1.23 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,333.01 with a loss of –0.11% percent or –7.22 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,729.28 with a loss of –0.12% percent or –24.03 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,409.07 for up with +0.86% percent or +234.11 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,246.45 with a loss of –0.15% percent or –4.81 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,770.89 for up with +1.02% percent or +321.86 point at 12:15 PM .

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