UK PRE MARKET
The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 77,317.50 up with +0.38% percent or +27.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,355.80 up with +0.27% percent or +14.30 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,117.50 up with +0.51% percent or +61.50 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,348.00 up with +0.39% percent or +13.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to open higher on Friday, taking their cue from a positive session on Wall Street as investors eye a speech by Bank of England governor Mark Carney.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 19 points higher at 7,300.
Investors will be digesting a slew of Chinese data releases, with industrial production, retail sales and fixed asset investment all out earlier.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,145.99 up with +0.57% percent or +147.07 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,904.18 up with +0.53% percent or +15.26 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,013.71 up with +0.75% percent or +59.48 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,094.67 up with +1.20% percent or +273.35 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,303.83 up with +1.07% percent or +289.34 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,681.64 with a loss of -0.18% percent or ?4.94 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,011.53 up with +0.78% percent or +293.57 point at 12:15 PM.