UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,384.50 for up with +0.08% percent or +6.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,127.00 for up with +0.12% percent or +6.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,187.00 for up with +0.06% percent or +7.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,446.0 for up with +0.23% percent or +10.0 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The top flight index closed marginally higher, brushing off a threat from US President Donald Trump to allow a shutdown of the federal government if funding was not provided for the wall he promised on his campaign trail along the US/Mexico border.
He also threatened to terminate the NAFTA (North American Trade Agreement) treaty after talks between the US, Mexico and Canada failed to bridge deep differences.
Helped by weakness in Sterling, investors also managed to shake-off a sharp drop in advertising giant WPP’s share price on the back of a disappointing set of interim results.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,382.65 for up with +0.01% percent or +0.91 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,115.39 with a loss of –0.32% percent or –16.46 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,174.30 with a loss of –0.45% percent or –55.04 point.
For the day the Dow are trading at 21,812.09 with a loss of –0.40% percent or –87.80 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,444.04 with a loss of –0.35% percent or –8.47 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,278.41 with a loss of –0.30% percent or –19.07 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,353.77 with a loss of –0.42% percent or –80.87 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,543.03 for up with +0.52% percent or +141.36 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,271.33 with a loss of –0.50% percent or –16.37 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 31,613.20 for up with +0.14% percent or +45.19 point at 12:15 PM .