UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,500.2 for up with +0.06% percent or +4.4 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,356.80 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -7.70 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,967.50 for up with +0.02% percent or +3.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,595.00 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -4.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to nudge lower at the open on Thursday as investors digested the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting, which suggested that a rate hike in December is on the cards.
The FTSE 100 was called to open five points lower at 7,529.
Minutes from the Federal Open Market Committee’s September meeting showed the central bank was confident that the US economy was now resilient enough to withstand an increase in interest rates before the end of the year.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,530.72 with a loss of –0.04% percent or –3.09 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,362.41 with a loss of –0.02% percent or –1.23 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,970.68 for up with +0.17% percent or +21.43 point.
For the day the Dow are trading at 22,872.89 for up with +0.31% percent or +0.18% point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,555.24 for up with +0.18% percent or +4.60 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,603.55 for up with +0.25% percent or +16.30 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 20,954.72 for up with +0.35% percent or +73.45 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,488.26 for up with +0.35% percent or +98.69 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,386.10 with a loss of –0.06% percent or –2.18 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 31,930.34 for up with +0.30% percent or +94.80 point at 12:15 PM .