The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,524.80 for up with +0.01% percent or +1.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,365.50 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -3.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 13,059.50 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -39.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,541.00 with a loss of  -0.51% percent or -18.00 point.


The FTSE 100 jumped 1.05% or 78.76 points to 7,603.98. Meanwhile, the pound was flat versus the euro at 1.1263 and off 0.1% against the dollar at 1.3369

David Madden, Market Analyst at CMC Markets UK, said: “The FTSE 100 is the standout performer in Europe as it reached a fresh all-time high. The market has cleared the 7600 mark, for the first time ever. Since consumer goods like Reckitt Benckiser, Diageo and Tesco are some of the biggest risers on the day, the Santa rally is certainly underway.

“The FTSE 100’s relatively high proportion of commodity stocks is also giving it a boost as BP, Royal Dutch Shell, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto are all higher on the day.”


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,603.98 for up with +1.05% percent or +78.76 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,385.97 for up with +0.62% percent or  +33.21 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 13,109.74 for up with +0.31% percent or +40.57  point.


For the day the Dow are trading at 24,782.29 for up with +0.23% percent or  +55.64 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,684.57 for up with +0.20% percent or +5.32 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,965.36 for up with +0.06% percent or +4.40 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 22,902.76 for up with  +0.16% percent or +36.66 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 29,523.67 for up  with +0.53% percent or  +156.61 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,297.06  with  a loss of –0.09% percent or –3.00 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,940.45 for up with +0.55% percent or  +184.50 point at 12:15 PM.