UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,583.00 with a loss of -0.52% percent or -40.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,411.28 up with +0.15% percent or +7.88 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,387.20 up with +0.22% percent or +27.70 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,413.00 up with +0.09% percent or +3.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Miners dominate the FTSE 100 fallers this morning, led by BHP Billiton down 1.3% at £16.78.
Advertising giant WPP is the biggest blue chip riser, up 1.8% at £12.46.
The wider FTSE 100, however, has trimmed gains and is now up 3.06 points at 7,614.70.
Shares in Hikma Pharmaceuticals soared by 8.6% to £17.88 on the FTSE 250 after it raised its sales forecast for the full-year.
It said it had sold more injectable opioids in the US and had a better-than-expected performance in generics for the first half of the year.
The FTSE 250 rose 0.29% to 20,568.95.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,299.92 up with +0.45% percent or +112.22 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,839.96 up with +0.64% percent or +18.03 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,870.89 up with +0.65% percent or +51.19 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,204.22 with a loss of -0.68% percent or -151.86 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,303.84 with a loss of -1.62% percent or -448.63 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,723.26 with a loss of -2.08% percent or -57.71 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,852.00 up with +0.55% percent or +207.10 point at 12:15 PM.