UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,369.00 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -14.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,396.50 for up with +0.04% percent or +2.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 13,055.50 for up with +0.03% percent or +3.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,588.00 for up with +0.03% percent or +1.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks closed lower on Thursday despite a strong showing from banks and housebuilders as the pound rallied on news that a Brexit divorce bill has been agreed, with consumer borrowing figures in focus.
The FTSE 100 was down 0.90% to 7,393.56 as sterling rose 0.58% versus the euro to 1.1330 and 0.71% against the dollar to 1.3434, hitting its best level since the end of September. A stronger pound tends to dent the index, as around 70% of its constituents derive most of their earnings from overseas.
For the day the Dow are trading at 23,940.68 for up with +0.44% percent or +103.97 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,626.07 with a loss of –0.04% percent or –0.97 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,824.39 with a loss of –1.27% percent or –87.97 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,724.96 for up with +0.57% percent or +127.76 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 29,239.85 with a loss of –1.30% percent or –383.98 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,317.19 with a loss of –0.62% percent or –20.67 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,319.22 with a losss of –0.84% percent or –283.54 point at 12:15 PM.