UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 6,934.00 with a loss of -0.79% percent or -55.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,224.00 with a loss of -0.24% percent or -12.50 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,310.50 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -13.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,311.00 with a loss of –0.45% percent or -15.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks slipped on Thursday as the pound gained ground after UK wage growth was shown to have accelerated more than expected at the start of the year, while a slew of updates from retailers meant the high street was very much in focus.
The FTSE 100 was down 0.32% to 7,038.97, while the pound was up 0.55%against the US dollar at 1.40732 and 0.37% firmer versus the euro at 1.1476.
Data out earlier from the Office for National Statistics showed UK average weekly earnings in the three months to January rose 2.8% compared to UK the same period last year, beating the 2.6% that economists had forecast and up on the figure from a month earlier, which was revised up to 2.7% from 2.6%.
For the day the Dow are trading at 24,682.31 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -44.96 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,711.93 with a loss of -0.18% percent or -5.01 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 7,345.28 with a loss of -0.26% percent or -19.02 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,591.99 for up with +0.99% percent or +211.02 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 31,215.74 with a loss of -0.63% percent or -198.78 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,263.48 with a loss of -0.53% percent or -17.47 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,124.73 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -11.45 point at 12:15 PM.