The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,155.80 with a loss of -0.13% percent or -9.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,493.00 with a loss of -0.49% percent or -27.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,029.00 with a loss of -0.31% percent or -38.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,444.00 with a loss of -0.23% percent or -8.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to nudge higher at the open on Tuesday as investors continue to eye the upcoming Sino-US trade talks, with Brexit still firmly in focus.
The FTSE 100 was called to open four points higher at 7,212.
CMC Markets analyst David Madden said: “The fact that both sides are due to meet is seen as positive step, and just because Beijing is not willing to alter its position on certain topics, doesn’t mean that progress can’t be made in other areas.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,188.65 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –9.23 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,506.70 with a loss of –0.27% percent or –14.91 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,048.89 with a loss of -0.40% percent or -48.54 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,478.02 with a loss of –0.36% percent or –95.70 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,938.79 with a loss of –0.45% percent or ?13.22 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,956.29 with a loss of –0.33% percent or ?26.18 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,587.78 up with +0.99% percent or +212.53 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,894.49 up with +0.28% percent or +73.46 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,913.57 up with +0.29% percent or +8.38 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,531.98 with a loss of –0.38% percent or –141.33 point at 12:15 PM.