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.


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 FTSE 100 closed at 7,038.97  with a loss of -0.32% percent or  -22.30 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,239.74  with a loss of -0.24% percent or  -12.68 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,309.15 for up with +0.01% percent or  +1.82 point.


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.