UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 6,865.50 for up with +0.98% percent or +66.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,057.00 for up with +0.13% percent or +6.50 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 11,874.00 with a loss of -0.87% percent or -104.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,199.00 with a loss of -0.93% percent or -30.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The FTSE 100 bounced back on Wednesday but fell agonisingly short of regaining the 7,000 level as markets swung from pessimism to optimism that a global trade war can be averted, with the surging dollar helping many of London’s multi-nationals.
London’s blue chip index closed 111.19 points or 1.61% higher at 6,999.88, having earlier topped 7,042, as the pound pared some of its initial losses to sit around 0.5% lower against the dollar at 1.4155.
Traders in the Square Mile had been initially spurred on by Wall Street’s best session since August 2015, rebounding from last week’s worst performance since January 2016.
For the day the Dow are trading at 23,857.71 with a loss of -.43% percent or -344.89 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,612.62 with a loss of -1.73% percent or -45.93 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 7,008.81 with a loss of -2.93% percent or -211.74 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,031.31 with a loss of -1.34% percent or -286.01 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,254.53 with a loss of -1.74% percent or -536.30 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,122.31 with a loss of -1.40% percent or -44.34 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 33,043.62 with a loss of -0.39% percent or -130.77 point at 12:15 PM.