The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,490.80 for up with +0.14% percent or +10.80  point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,505.50  for up with +0.50%  percent or +27.50  point . The DAX Futures are trading at 13,225.50 for up  with +0.33% percent or +44.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,622.00  for up with  +0.61  percent or +22.00 point.


London stocks extended their losses on today, finishing down for the month amid weakness in the housebuilding sector and wider sector concerns sparked by a profit warning from business services outsourcer Capita.

The FTSE 100 gave up 54.4 points or 0.7% to finish on 7,533.55, meaning the London blue chip benchmark gave up its record mid-month highs to lose 60 points or 0.79% over the month of January.

The rising pound has been one of the chief reasons, with sterling adding 0.38% against the dollar to 1.4195 on Wednesday and recovering from an earlier 0.4% deficit versus the euro to make a small late gain at 1.1419 despite further gloomy Brexit reports and mixed eurozone data.

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,535.12 for up with +0.02% percent or +1.57 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,481.93  for up with  +0.15% percent or +8.16 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 13,189.48  with a loss of -0.06% percent or -8.23 point.


For the day the Dow are trading at 26,149.39  for up with +0.28% percent or  +72.50 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,823.81 for up with  +0.05% percent or +1.38 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 7,411.48 for up  with +0.12% percent or +9.00 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 23,486.11  for up with +1.68% percent or +387.82 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 32,642.09   with a loss of -0.75% percent or -245.18 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,446.98  with a loss of -0.97% percent or -33.85 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 36,178.55 for up with  +0.59% percent or  +213.53  point at 12:15 PM.