The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,139.80 with a loss of -0.16% percent or -11.80 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,066.50 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -6.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 11,043.80 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -33.30 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,175.50 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -10.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London’s FTSE 100 had a shy glance at a four-month high on Valentine’s Day Thursday but ended the day pretty much back where it started as encouraging results from the likes of Micro Focus and AstraZeneca were balanced by brooding heavyweight miners and oil producers.
Sterling fell 0.4% against the dollar to 1.2796, its lowest level in over a month, and was 0.6% lower versus the euro at 1.1339 as expectations grew that the Brexit debate in the House of Commons this evening would end with defeat for Theresa May on a vote related to her strategy of seeking alternative arrangements to the Irish backstop.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,439.39 with a loss of -0.41% percent or -103.88 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,745.73 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -7.30 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,426.95 up with +0.089% percent or +6.58 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,900.63 with a loss of -1.13% percent or -239.08 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,916.63 with a loss of -1.81% percent or -515.42 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,682.38 with a loss of -1.37% percent or -37.31 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,537.80 with a loss of -0.94% percent or -338.42 point at 12:15 PM.