The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,321.50 up with +0.32% percent or +23.10 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,606.00 up with +0.27% percent or +15.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,206.50 up with +0.23% percent or +27.60 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,494.00 up with +0.23% percent or +8.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set for a firmer open on Monday, taking their cue from a positive session in Asia as investors eyed a slew of UK data releases.
Ipek Ozkardeskaya, senior market analyst at London Capital Group, said: “Asian equities kicked off the week on a positive note as lower-than-expected jobs report in the US consolidated the dovish Federal Reserve expectations and the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced more monetary stimulus amid country’s exports fell 1% in USD terms in August as a result of the escalating trade war with the US.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,282.34 up with +0.15% percent or +11.17 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,603.99 up with +0.19% percent or +10.63 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,191.73 up with +0.54% percent or +64.95 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,797.46 up with +0.26% percent or +69.31 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,978.71 up with +0.091% percent or +2.71 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,103.07 with a loss of –0.17% percent or –13.75 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,318.42 up with +0.56% percent or +118.85 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,692.69 up with +0.0072% percent or +1.93 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,024.74 up with +0.84% percent or +25.14 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,210.27 up with +0.62% percent or +228.50 point at 12:15 PM.