UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,639.20 for up with +0.02% percent or +1.40 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,352.50 for up with +0.19% percent or +10.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 13,036.80 for up with +0.52% percent or +0.30% point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,510.00 for up with +0.11% percent or +4.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks edged higher on Thursdayday, as a disappointing reading on the UK construction sector was offset by a solid performance for retailers after Next lifted its guidance and ahead of the release of the minutes of the US central bank’s last policy meeting.
The FTSE 100 finished 0.30% or 23.01 points higher at 7,671.11, while the pound was off by 0.24% versus the euro at 1.1242 and 0.54% lower against the greenback at 1.3523
For the day the Dow are trading at 24,922.68 for up with +0.40% percent or +98.67 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,713.06 for up with +0.64% percent or +17.25 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 7,065.53 for up with +0.84% percent or +58.63 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 23,506.33 for up with +3.26% percent or +741.39 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,734.53 for up with +0.57% percent or +173.58 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,385.71 for up with +0.49% percent or +16.60 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,897.95 for up with +0.31% percent or +104.57 point at 12:15 PM.