The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,546.00  with  a loss of -0.26% percent or -20.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,494.50 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -11.00 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,529.50  with a loss of -0.24% percent or  -30.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,448.00  with a loss of -0.23% percent or -8.00 point.


Britain’s FTSE 100 index is seen opening 11 points lower at 7,553 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures down 0.15 percent ahead of the cash market open.

HAYS: British recruitment company Hays Plc on Thursday declared a special dividend and boosted its full-year dividend by 18 percent, as it reported higher annual profit thanks to stronger growth in Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom.

Oilfield services provider Hunting Plc on Thursday reinstated its dividend and reported a profit for the first half of 2018, as it saw stronger demand on the back of rising crude prices.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,561.89  with a loss of  -0.017% percent or -1.32 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,501.33 up with +0.30% percent or +16.34 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,561.68  up with +0.27% percent or +34.26 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,124.57 up with +0.23% percent or +60.55 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,914.04  up with +0.57% percent or +16.52 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,109.69 up with +0.99% percent or +79.65  point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,869.50 up with +0.093% percent or +21.28 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,178.08  with  a loss of -0.84% percent or  -238.36 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,737.74 with a loss of -1.14% percent or -31.56  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,711.27  with a loss of -0.030% percent or  -11.66  point at 12:15 PM.