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.


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.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at  7,321.07 up with +0.54% percent or  +39.50 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,351.17  up with +0.43% percent or +23.05 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,108.53  up with  +0.44% percent or +52.98 point.


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.