UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 6,976.50 for up with +0.48% percent or +33.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,132.50 for up with +0.29% percent or +15.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 11,989.50 for up with +0.57% percent or +68.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,255.00 for up with +0.62% percent or +20.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks edged higher in early trade in what was shaping up to be a fairly busy day in terms of news flow as we head into the long Easter weekend.
At 0820 BST, the FTSE 100 was up 0.2% to 7,059.23, while the pound was down 0.1% versus the euro and the dollar at 1.1422 and 1.4057, respectively.
Lee Wild, head of equity strategy at Interactive Investor, said: “The FTSE 100has recouped some if its recent losses this week, but the index really has just scratched the surface and remains more than 10% down from January’s record high, and still firmly in correction territory.”
For the day the Dow are trading at 23,848.42 with a loss of -0.04% percent or -9.29 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,605.00 with a loss of -0.29% percent or -7.62 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 6,949.23 with a loss of -0.85% percent or -59.58 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,159.08 for up with +0.61% percent or +127.77 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,093.38 for up with +0.24% percent or +70.85 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,160.53 for up with +1.22% percent or +38.24 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 32,968.68 with a loss of -0.62% percent or -205.71 point at 12:15 PM.