The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,138.50  up with +0.61% percent or +43.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,091.00 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point The DAX Futures is trading at 11,567.50  up with +0.36% percent or +42.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,224.00 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point.


The FTSE 100 was down 0.49% to 7,105.34, while the pound was off 0.63% against the dollar at 1.29782 and 0.32% lower versus the euro at 1.1458 after the Democratic Unionist Party said Theresa May’s plans to keep Northern Ireland inside the customs union even without a deal “raises alarm bells”.

The DUP, whose 10 MPs help to keep May’s embattled government in power, have been angered by what they see as a breach of a promise over the Irish issue.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,105.34 with a loss of -0.49% percent or -35.34  point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,106.75 with a loss of -0.48% percent or  -24.70 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 11,529.16  up with  +0.016% percent or  +1.84 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,989.30  with a loss of -0.77% percent or  -201.92 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,781.01  with a loss of -0.92% percent or -25.82 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,406.90 with a loss of -1.65% percent or -123.98  point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,269.88  up with +0.088% percent or +19.63 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,593.44   with a loss of -0.033% percent or -8.48 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,630.52 up  with +1.22% percent or  +31.65 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,107.74 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -50.81 point at 12:15 PM.