UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,773.50 up with +0.06% percent or +5.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,565.85 with a loss of -1.32% percent or -74.25 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,944.50 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -29.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,520.00 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to edge lower at the open on Thursday as investors eyed the release of retail sales data for April.
The FTSE 100 was called to open down seven points at 7,788.
Stocks on Wall Street ended in the black after the latest Federal Reserve meeting minutes suggested that Fed officials, while hinting that a rise was coming next month, might be prepared to allow inflation a modest overshoot of target before becoming too concerned.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,886.81 up with +0.21% percent or +52.40 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,733.29 up with +0.32% percent or +8.85 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,425.96 up with +0.64% percent or +47.50 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,437.01 with a loss of -1.11% percent or -252.73 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,685.03 up with +0.063% percent or +19.39 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,154.65 with a loss of -0.45% percent or -14.31 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,620.22 up with +0.56% percent or +193.08 point at 12:15 PM.