The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,275.80 with  a loss of -0.18% percent or -13.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,338.50 up with +0.14% percent or +7.50 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,066.20  up with +0.22%  percent or +26.20 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,332.00 up with +0.12% percent or +4.00 point.


London stocks were set to edge lower at the open on Thursday as investors eyed the latest rate announcements from the Bank of England and the European Central Bank.

The FTSE 100 was called to open eight points lower at 7,305.

Investors are expecting no change to the interest rate or the asset purchase programme from the BoE, which hiked interest rates last month for the first time since the credit crisis.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at  7,279.12  with  a loss of -0.47% percent or  -34.24  point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,341.77 up with +0.18% percent or +9.64 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,075.351  up with  +0.36% percent or +43.05 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,998.92 up with +0.11% percent or +27.86 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,888.92   up with +0.036% percent or +1.03 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,954.23  with a loss of -0.23% percent or -18.25 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,821.32  up with +0.96% percent or +216.71  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,014.49  up with +2.54% percent or  +669.45 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,686.58  up with  +1.15% percent or  +30.47 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,717.96 up with +0.81%  percent or  +304.83 point at 12:15 PM.