The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,458.00 up with +0.11% percent or +8.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,493.50 with  a loss of -0.06% percent or -3.50 point . The DAX Futures is trading at 12,320.50  with  a loss of -0.45% percent or -56.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,406.00  with a loss of  -0.44% percent or -15.00 point.


The focus in Europe continues to be on the running budget battles across the Continent, with the spotlight on Wednesday falling squarely on Italy, as investors waited for the US central bank’s policy announcement scheduled for later in the day.

During the previous session, a government source had told Reuters that the ruling coalition in Rome was ready to commit to a public deficit target of below 2.0% of gross domestic product, sparking buying in the country’s sovereign bonds.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at  7,511.49 up with 0.052% percent or  +3.93 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,512.73 up with  +0.61% percent or +33.63 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 12,385.89 up with +0.091%  percent or +11.23 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,385.28  with a loss of  -0.40% percent or -106.93 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,905.97 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -9.59 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,990.37   with a loss of -0.21% percent or -17.10 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,796.74 with  a loss of -0.99% percent or -237.05 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,709.19 with a loss of -0.39% percent or  -107.68 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,789.39  with a loss of -0.62% percent or  -17.42 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,423.26 with  a loss of -0.33% percent or -119.01 point at 12:15 PM.