FTSE Futures Morning Update on 17 August

UK PRE MARKET

The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,418.50 for up with +0.15% percent or +11.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,166.00 for up with +0.16% percent or +8.50point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,237.3 for up with +0.04% percent or +0.04% point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,478.0 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -7.0 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

London stocks held on to Thursday early gains on the back of stronger-than-expected labour market data, fading geopolitical tensions and a rally for resources stocks.

The FTSE 100 finished 0.67% or 49.18 points higher at 7,433.03, alongside a small 0.07% dip in the pound to 1.2859.

Sterling was lifted initially against the dollar but fell back, as stronger weekly earnings data did not suggest there was an immediate need for the Bank of England to sanction tighter monetary policy.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,433.03 for up with +0.67% percent or +49.18 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,176.61 for up with +0.71% percent or +36.37 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,263.86 for up with +0.71% percent or +86.82 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow are trading at 22,024.87 for up with +0.12% percent or +25.88 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,468.11 for up with +0.14% percent or  +3.50 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,345.11 for up with  +0.19% percent or +12.10 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,702.63 with a loss of –0.14% percent or –26.65 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,355.58  with a loss of  –0.20% percent or –53.49 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,267.38 for up with  +0.64% percent or  +20.93 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,796.65 for up with +0.08% percent or +25.76 point at 12:15 PM .

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