UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,742.50 up with +0.28% percent or +21.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,525.50 up with +0.20% percent or +11.00 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,909.50 up with +0.51% percent or +65.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,517.00 up with +0.46% percent or +16.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The FTSE 100 finished 71.7 points lower, a fall of 0.9% to 7,716.74 for an eight-day low as a risk-off mood descended on markets around the world when the US president called off planned talks with North Korea.
Share prices had started higher, taking encouragement from Wall Street’s stronger finish, but stronger-than-expected retail sales data lit a fire under the pound to dampen the overseas-focused blue chip index.
By the close, sterling had given up the best of its gains against the dollar, to stand around 0.3% higher at 1.3384 and flat versus the euro at 1.1413.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,811.76 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -75.05 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,727.76 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -5.53 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,424.43 with a loss of -0.021% percent or -1.53 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,450.79 up with +0.061% percent or +13.78 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,605.04 with a loss of -0.51% percent or -155.37 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,141.30 with a loss of -0.42% percent or -13.35 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,814.32 up with +0.44% percent or +151.21 point at 12:15 PM.