The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,304.80 up with +0.66% percent or +47.80 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,328.47  up with +0.95% percent or +50.05 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,025.00  up with +0.70% percent or +83.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,360.00 with +0.87% percent or +29.00 point.


London stocks edged higher in early trade on Friday, taking their cue from a positive close on Wall Street amid rate cut hopes and optimism over trade talks between the US and Mexico, as investors eyed the release of the latest non-farm payrolls report.

London Capital Group analyst Jasper Lawler said: “The prospect of some good news over trade turned US financial markets around. Asia followed suit and European bourses are pointing to a stronger start on the open.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,300.34  up with +0.56% percent or +40.46 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,330.02 up with +0.98% percent or +51.60 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,015.13  up with +0.52% percent or +61.99 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 25,720.66 up  with +0.71% percent or +181.09 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,843.49 up with +0.61% percent or +17.34  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,615.55  up with +0.53% percent or +40.08 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,884.71  up with +0.53% percent or +110.67 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,965.28 up with +0.26% percent or +69.84   point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,827.80 with a loss of -1.17% percent or -33.62 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 39,504.25  with a loss of -0.064% percent or -25.47 point at 12:15 PM.