The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,006.20   with  a loss of -0.42% percent or -29.80 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,053.00 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -5.50 point The DAX Futures is trading at 11,427.50  with a loss of -0.10% percent or -11.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,196.00 up with +0.35% percent or +11.00 point.


Stocks in Europe bounced back, helped by quite positive headlines around the ongoing trade talks between China and the US, as well as early gains on Wall Street, which more than offset the drag from the downdraft in crude oil futures.

Whip-saw trading conditions left many analysts’ market commentary outdated as soon as they hit the ‘send’ button, after the Director of the US National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow, told broadcaster CNBC that US and China trade talks had restarted and were ongoing “at all levels”, alongside “very good communication” with the European Union and Japan.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,053.76 up with +0.0096% percent or +0.68 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,101.85 up with +0.85% percent or  +42.76 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 11,472.22  up with +1.30% percent or  +146.78 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,286.49  with a loss of -0.40% percent or  -100.69 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,722.18 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -4.04 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,200.88 up with +0.000088% percent or +0.0063   point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,846.48  up with +0.16% percent or +35.96 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,639.53   with a loss of -0.59% percent or -153.34 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,629.15  with  a loss of -0.97% percent or  -25.73 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,262.26 up with +0.34% percent or +117.77 point at 12:15 PM.