The FTSE 100 Futures are trading at 7,186.00  for up with +0.03% percent or +2.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures are trading at 5,269.50 for up  with +0.04% percent or +2.00 point . The DAX Futures are trading at 12,299.50  with 0.00% percent or +0.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures are trading at 3,342.00 for up with +0.06%  percent or +2.00 point.


London stocks looked set to for a negative start on Thursday amid rising geopolitical tensions.

The FTSE 100 was called to open 17 points lower at 7,240.

London Capital Group analyst Jasper Lawler said: “The chance of hot war in Syria with opposing sides backed by the US and Russia has understandably left investors cold. Wall Street closed lower with the Dow losing over 200 points as investors moved into government bonds as a haven. The increased likelihood of supply disruptions during any missile strike saw the price of oil reach its highest since November 2014. Both Brent and WTI crude contracts have breached significant resistance levels, indicating a new breakout trend could be emerging.”

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,258.62  for up with +0.02% percent or  +1.48 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,274.15  with a loss of -0.07% percent or -3.79 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,286.29   with a loss of -0.06% percent or -7.68  point.


For the day the Dow are trading at 24,189.45  with a loss of -0.90% percent or -218.55 point. The S&P 500 are trading at 2,642.19  with a loss of -0.55% percent or -14.68 point. The Nasdaq Composite are trading at 7,069.03 with a loss of  -0.36% percent or -25.27 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 are trading at 21,660.28   with a loss of -0.12% percent or  -26.82 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are trading at 30,831.28 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -66.43 point. China’s Shanghai Composite are trading at 3,180.16  with a loss of -0.87% percent or  27.92 point. India’s BSE Sensex are trading at 34,148.84 for up with +0.61% percent or  +208.40  point at 12:15 PM.