The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,334.80 for up with  +0.22% percent or +16.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,101.00 for up with  +0.34% percent or +17.50 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,107.80 for up with  +0.28% percent or +33.80 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,433.00 for up  with +0.41% percent or  +14.00 point.


Stocks finished the day lower amid aggressive rhetoric out of North Korea as the US and South Korean militaries kicked-off their annual 10-day joint exercises and a bounce in the single currency’s value.

Acting as a backdrop, traders were waiting on an upcoming gathering of central bankers from around the world at the Federal Reserve bank of Kansas City’s Jackson Hole symposium at the end of the week

As of the close, the benchmark Stoxx 600 was 0.40% or 1.48 points lower to 372.72, alongside a 0.82% or 99.20 point drop in the Dax 30 to 12,065.99 and a 0.52% or 26.56 point fall in the Cac-40 to 5,087.59.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,318.88 with a loss of – 0.07% percent or –5.10 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,087.59 with  a loss of –0.52% percent or  –26.56 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,065.99 with a loss of –0.82% percent or –99.20 point.


For the day the Dow are trading at 21,703.75 for up with +0.13% percent or  +29.24 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,428.37 for up with   +0.12% percent or +2.82 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,213.13 with a loss of –0.05% percent or –3.40 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,388.37 with a loss of –0.02% percent or –4.76 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,458.23 for up with +1.12% percent or +303.55 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,290.88 for up with +0.12% percent or +3.97 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,353.59 for up with   +0.30% percent or  +94.74 point at 12:15 PM .