The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,176.80 up with +0.33% percent or +23.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,210.50 up with +0.32% percent or +16.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 11,522.00  up with +0.56% percent or +63.60 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,284.50  up with +0.52% percent or +17.00 point.


Leaderships of both main parties have been shaken after eight Labour MPs quit at the start of the week to form the Independent Group, before being joined by three Tories on Wednesday. Overnight, May met former ministers Justine Greening and Phillip Lee in Downing Street in an attempt to persuade them to stay, while also sitting down with Justice Secretary David Gauke and Business Secretary Greg Clark, both of whom warned her about opposition to a no-deal Brexit scenario.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,178.60  up with +0.16% percent or +11.21 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,215.85  up with +0.38% percent or +19.74 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 11,457.70 up with +0.30% percent or +34.42 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,031.81 up with +0.70% percent or +181.18  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,792.67 up with  +0.64% percent or +17.79 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,527.54 up with +0.91% percent or +67.84 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,528.23 up with +0.48% percent or +102.72 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,954.65  up with +0.48% percent or +138.35 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,961.28 up with +5.60% percent or +157.06 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,005.53 up with +0.37% percent or +134.05 point at 12:15 PM.