The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,218.30 up with +0.91% percent or +64.80 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,355.50 up with +0.88% percent or +46.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,090.50 up with +0.04% percent or +4.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,342.00 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were poised for gains at the open on Friday, with investors set to take US President Trump’s lifting of tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods in their stride.
China has vowed to retaliate after the US lifted tariffs on Chinese goods to 25% from 10%. China said it “deeply regrets” the move and will have to take “necessary counter-measures.”
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,828.36 with a loss of -0.54% percent or -138.97 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,870.72 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -8.70 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,910.59 wilth a loss of -0.41% percent or -32.73 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,344.92 with a loss of -0.27% percent or -57.21 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,601.84 up with +1.03% percent or +290.77 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,939.21 up with +3.10% percent or +88.26 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,579.03 up with +0.054% percent or +20.12 point at 12:15 PM.