The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,036.00 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -22.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,999.50 up with +0.15% percent or +7.50 point The DAX Futures is trading at 11,310.50 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -24.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,174.00 with a loss of -0.09% percent or -3.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London shares climbed to their highest finish in a week on Thursday, helped along by an oil price rally and global stock market boost on the back of a dovish speech by Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell.
Sterling had briefly ticked up against the dollar on Wednesday after Powell said US interest rates were “just below” neutral levels barely two months after saying rates were “a long way” from neutral, sparking the best session for US equity markets since March and denting the greenback.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,338.84 with a loss of -0.11% percent or -27.59 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,737.76 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -6.03 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,273.08 with a loss of -0.25% percent or -18.51 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,351.06 up with +0.40% percent or+88.46 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,534.41 up with +0.32% percent or +83.38 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,588.19 up with +0.81% percent or +20.74 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,163.31 with a loss of -0.020% percent or -7.10 point at 12:15 PM.