UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,559.50 up with +0.25% percent or +19.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,378.32 up with 0.22% percent or +12.00 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,452.00 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -3.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,437.00 up with +0.15% percent or +5.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks are expected to rise for the second day running on Friday as markets shrug off the trade war between the US and China got underway and Theresa May holds a potentially decisive Brexit meeting at her Chequers retreat.
The FTSE 100 was predicted to add 37 points after finishing at 7,603.22 a day earlier.
Overnight, Wall Street enjoyed its strongest session in more than a month, with stock futures for Asia and Europe pointing to an upbeat Friday.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,356.74 up with +0.75% percent or +181.92 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,736.61 up with +0.86% percent or +23.39 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,586.43 up with +1.12%percent or +83.75 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,788.14 up with +1.12% percent or +241.15 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,324.14 up with +0.50% percent or 142.05 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,747.23 up with +0.49% percent or +13.35 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,744.68 up with +0.47% percent or +167.51 point at 12:15 PM.