UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,688.50 up with +0.44% percent or +34.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,414.50 up with + 0.13% percent or +7.00 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,787.50 up with +0.35% percent or +45.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,440.00 up with +0.53% percent or + 18.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
In UK corporate news, following reports a day earlier that the government is planning to sell part of its stake in the bank this week, RBS was in the red as it announced that its chief financial officer and executive director Ewen Stevenson has resigned to take up an opportunity elsewhere.
LondonMetric nudged up after it said full-year EPRA earnings rose 15.9% to £59.1m and net rental income was up 10.8% and TP ICAP slipped after announcing that chairman Rupert Robson plans to retire at the end of December.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,667.78 up with +1.26% percent or +306.33 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,724.01 up with +1.27% percent or +34.15 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 77,462.45 up with +0.89% percent or +65.86 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,201.82 up with +0.83% percent or +183.30 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,376.72 up with +1.06% percent or +319.93 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,095.47 up with +1.78% percent or +54.03 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,058.88 up with +0.44% percent or +152.77 point at 12:15 PM.