UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,496.50 for up with +0.42% percent or +31.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,529.50 for up with +0.42% percent or +23.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 13,339.80 for up with +0.87% percent or +115.30 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,690.00 for up with +0.38% percent or +14.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks clung onto marginal gains on Wednesday, helped along by some well received results from oil giants BP and ad behemoth WPP.
The FTSE 100 added just 5.27 points or 0.07% to 7,493.08, paring initial gains as the pound rose 0.5% against dollar and euro late in the session at 1.3277 and 1.1393, continuing strong form from the start of the week ahead of an anticipated Bank of England rate hike on Thursday.
The pound was fairly flat for most of the session but climbed late on. This happened to be after comments from the EU’s chief negotiator and while Brexit Secretary David Davis was breezily giving evidence to a parliamentary committee.
For the day the Dow are trading at 23,377.24 for up with +0.12% percent or +28.50 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,575.26 for up with +0.09% percent or +2.43 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,727.67 for up with +0.43% percent or +28.71 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,420.08 for up with +1.86% percent or +408.47 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,540.86 for up with +1.05% percent or +295.32 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,395.91 for up with +0.08% percent or +2.57 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,621.82 for up with +1.23% percent or +408.69 point at 12:15 PM.