The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,125.80  with a loss of  -0.03% percent or -2.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,465.80 up with +0.19% percent or +10.30 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,016.50 up with +0.47% percent or +55.80 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,434.00  with +0.41% percent or +14.00 point.


London stocks were set to open a little firmer on Wednesday following losses in the previous session, as investors continued to eye Brexit developments and this week’s Sino-US trade talks.

The FTSE 100 was called to open 12 points higher at 7,155.

Ipek Ozkardeskaya, senior market analyst at London Capital Group, said: “It looks like this week’s negotiations will be held in quite a tense atmosphere. The trade war between the US and China is taking a perilous political turn. If it comes down to an ideology clash, then the world should prepare for further disruptions in global trade.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,165.31 up with 0.31% percent or +22.16 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,459.00 up with +0.044% percent or +2.38 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 11,993.33 up with 0.19% percent or +23.13  point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,164.04   with a loss of –1.19% percent or  –313.98  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,893.06   with a loss of –1.56% percent or –45.73 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,823.78  with a loss of –1.67% percent or -132.52 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,456.38  with a loss of –0.61% percent or –131.40 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,713.84  with a loss of –0.69% percent or  –179.56 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,924.86 up with +0.39% percent or +11.29 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,855.07 up with +0.86% percent or   +323.09  point at 12:15 PM.