The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,339.20 up with +0.50% percent or +36.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,573.50 up with +0.79% percent or +43.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,110.80 up with +0.66% percent or +79.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,472.00 up with +0.52% percent or +18.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The FTSE 100 closed up 0.6% at 7,311.26, while sterling was up 0.9%against the dollar at 1.2192, having fallen below $1.20 on Tuesday, and 0.5%firmer versus the euro at 1.1058, as MPs debated a bill to delay the Brexit deadline to the end of January if a deal with the EU is not reached by 31 October.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that if the bill is passed, he will call a general election on 15 October, but this will require approval from two-thirds of the House of Commons. The Labour Party has already said it would not support a general election unless legislation is in place to block a no-deal Brexit.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,311.26 up with +0.59% percent or +43.07 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,532.07 up with +1.21% percent or +66.00 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,025.04 up with +0.96% percent or +114.18 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,355.47 up with +0.91% percent or +237.45 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,937.78 up with +1.08% percent or +31.51 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,976.88 up with 1.30% percent or +102.72 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,085.94 up with +2.12% percent or +436.80 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,368.79 with a loss of –0.58% percent or –154.44 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,989.31 up with +1.08% percent or +31.90 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,630.75 with a loss of –0.26% percent or –93.99 point at 12:15 PM.