The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,869.20 up with +0.81% percent or +55.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,808.50 up with +1.56% percent or +74.00  point The DAX Futures is trading at 10,890.50 up with +1.06% percent or +114.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,077.50 up with +0.77% percent or +23.50 point.


 London stocks clawed back some ground on Tuesday, boosted by strong showings from the likes of WPP and Ashtead and a shred of optimism about US-China relations, as the pound seesawed on the vicissitudes of Brexit.

The Prime Minister was racing between European capitals as she attempted to gain some assurances on the Brexit backstop ahead of Thursday’s EU council summit.

But, not too dissimilar to Bethlehem innkeepers, Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker said there was no room for manoeuvre on the Brexit deal.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 6,806.94  up with +1.27% percent or +85.40 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 4,806.20 up with +1.35% percent or +63.82 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 10,780.51 up with +1.49% percent or  +158.44 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 24,370.24 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -53.02  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,636.78  with a loss of -0.036% percent or -0.94 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,031.83 up with +0.16% percent or +11.31 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,602.75 up with +2.15% percent or +454.73 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,196.90  up with +1.65% percent or +425.23 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,603.84 up with +0.38% percent or  +9.75  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at  35,527.58 up with +1.07% percent or  +377.57 point at 12:15 PM.