UK PRE MARKET
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.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
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 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.