FTSE Futures Morning Update on 15 September

UK PRE MARKET

The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,227.80 with a loss of  -0.53% percent or -38.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,207.00  with a loss of   -0.23%  percent or -12.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,533.50  with  a loss of -0.12% percent or -15.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,507.0  with a loss of -0.23% percent or   -8.0 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

London stocks were called to open flat on Friday, with traders expected to react calmly after North Korea fired another ballistic missile over Japan.The FTSE 100 was expected to open unchanged at 7,295.

The missile was said to have travelled 3,700km before landing in the sea off Hokkaido, flying further and higher than the one fire over Japan last month.

CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “This time global markets have reacted fairly calmly to the test yet it is hard to escape the feeling that this so called shadow boxing between North Korea, and the rest of the world could end with a miscalculation from one side or the other. In a sign of this South Korea responded with some drills and tests of its own.”

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,270.95 with a loss of –0.34% percent or –24.44 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,218.81  with a loss of –0.12% percent or –6.38 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,525.14  with  a loss of  –0.12% percent or –15.31 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow are trading at 22,203.48  for up with  +0.20% percent or +45.30 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,495.62 with a loss of  –0.11% percent or –2.75 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,429.08  with  a loss of –0.48% percent or –31.10 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 19,909.50 for up with +0.52% percent or +102.06 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 27,761.53  with a loss of –0.06% percent or –15.67 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,353.62   with a loss of  –0.53% percent or –17.81 point. India’s S&P BSE Sensex are trading at 32,205.32 with a loss of –0.11% percent or –36.61 point at 12:15 PM .

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