UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,081.00 with a loss of -0.35% percent or -25.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,168.00 for up with +0.04% percent or +2.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,110.00 for up with +0.03% percent or +3.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,357.00 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -2.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London equities extended their winning run to a second day on Wednesday, underpinned by excitement in the paper and packaging sector after Smurfit Kappa rejected a takeover bid, as concerns about a US trade war ebbed and flowed.
The FTSE 100 closed off its late morning highs but almost 31 points or 0.4%higher for the day at 7,146.75.
The pound was 0.4% weaker against the euro at 1.1186, approaching levels last seen in December, but up 0.2% versus the dollar at 1.3882, off earlier highs.
For the day the Dow are trading at 24,884.12 for up with +0.04% percent or +9.36 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,728.12 for up with +0.26% percent or +7.18 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 7,372.01 for up with +0.56% percent or +41.30 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,252.72 with a loss of -0.77% percent or -165.04 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,238.55 with a loss of -0.89% percent or -272.18 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,271.67 with a loss of -0.55% percent or -17.97 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,146.28 with a loss of -0.51% percent or -170.92 point at 12:15 PM.