UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,184.00 for up with +0.99% percent or +70.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,195.00 for up with +87.50 percent or +1.71% point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,415.00 for up with +1.79% percent or +218.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,390.00 for up with +1.47% percent or +49.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London equity markets finished near their best levels of the session on Wednesday, after an unexpectedly strong reading on US consumer prices failed to knock Wall Street lower, arguably the biggest surprise of the session.
At the closing bell, the FTSE 100 was up 0.64% to 7,213.97, alongside a 0.49% jump in the pound to 1.3955 US dollars, partly on the heels of a speech from the Chancellor highlighting that a transition period following Brexit was in the best interests of both Brussels and London.
Also worth noting, the Bank of England’s summary of Agents’ summary of business conditions showed recruitment difficulties were continuing, alongside a pick-up in wage growth.
For the day the Dow are trading at 24,870.22 for up with +0.93% percent or +229.77 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,697.55 for up with +1.30% percent or +34.61 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 7,141.23 for up with +1.82% percent or 1+27.72 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,154.17 with a loss of –0.43% percent or –90.51 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,515.60 for up with +2.27% percent or +676.07 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,199.16 for up with +0.45% percent or 14.20 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 34,155.95 with a loss of –0.42% percent or –144.52 point at 12:15 PM.