The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,387.00 for up with +0.63% percent or +46.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,409.00 for up with +0.32% percent or +17.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 13,161.20 with a loss of  -0.04% percent or -7.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,579.0  with a loss of –0.06% percent or   -2.0 point.


London stocks rose in early trade on Monday, helped along by a weaker pound as investors looked ahead to a week of central bank updates.

At 0840 GMT, the FTSE 100 was up 0.6% to 7,435.43, while the pound was down 0.2% versus the dollar at 1.3369 and 0.4% weaker against the euro at 1.1339.

Spreadex analyst Connor Campbell said: “This week’s economic calendar is a veritable Christmas feast, with updates from the Federal Reserve, Bank of England and ECB; the ominous trio of UK inflation, wage growth and retails sales; and the latest US CPI reading. Sadly none of that arrives today, with Monday the chilly calm before a snowstorm of data.

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,438.60 for up with +0.60% percent or  +44.64 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,403.49 for up with +0.08% percent or +4.41 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 13,167.76 for up with +0.12% percent or +15.50 point.


For the day the Dow are trading at 24,211.48 for up with  +0.29% percent or +70.57 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,636.98 for up with +0.29% percent or +7.71 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,812.84 for up with +0.54% percent or +36.47 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,938.73 for up with +0.56% percent or  +127.65 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 28,965.29 for up with +1.14% percent or +325.44 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,322.20 for up with +0.98% percent or +32.20 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,441.98 for up with +0.58% percent or  +191.83 point at 12:15 PM.