UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,631.50 up with +1.07% percent or +80.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,345.93 up with +1.33% percent or +70.29 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,321.50 up with +1.47% percent or +178.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,400.00 up with +1.46% percent or +49.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to rise at the open on Friday, taking their cue from positive sessions in the US and Asia, although worries about trade and Brexit were likely to remain on investors’ minds.
The FTSE 100 was expected to open 40 points higher at 7,655.
“While the US administration appears to have softened its line on inward investment into the US economy, there still remains a great deal of uncertainty as to whether this slightly softer line will hold, or whether the more hawkish members of the administration will reassert themselves,” said CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,216.05 up with +0.41% percent or +98.46 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,716.31 up with +0.62% percent or +16.68 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,503.68 up with +0.79% percent or +58.60 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,304.51 up with +0.15% percent or +34.12 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,945.98 up with + 1.57% percent or +448.66 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,847.42 up with +2.17% percent or +60.52 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,332.13 up with +0.84% percent or +294.49 point at 12:15 PM.