UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,591.00 up with +0.22% percent or +17.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,385.03 up with +0.24% percent or +12.73 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,678.00 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -13.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,442.00 up with +0.15% percent or +5.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to gain at the open on Thursday as investors eyed the latest policy announcement form the Bank of England.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 37 points higher at 7,664.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “The pound got a lift yesterday after the UK government avoided a defeat in Parliament on a key Brexit vote, and will remain in the spotlight today with the latest instalment in the will they, won’t they, saga from the Bank of England in to when the MPC will finally throw off the shackles of indecision and policy paralysis and finally deliver on an often broken pledge to raise interest rates away from where they have been for nearly all of the last 9 years.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,657.80 with a loss of -0.17% percent or -42.41 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,767.32 up with +0.17% percent or +4.73 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,781.51 up with +0.72% percent or +55.93 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,693.04 up with +0.61% percent or +137.61 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,376.37 with a loss of -1.08% percent or -319.80 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,875.81 with a loss of -1.37% percent or -39.92 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,571.64 up with +0.068% percent or +24.31 point at 12:15 PM.