The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,133.80 with a loss of -0.02% percent or -1.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,495.80
with a loss of -0.03% percent or -1.70 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,040.30 with a loss of -0.48% percent or -57.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,436.00 with a loss of -0.58% percent or -20.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to edge lower at the open on Thursday as investors eye trade talks between the US and China later in the day.
The FTSE 100 was called to open nine points lower at 7,157.
CMC Markets analyst David Madden said: “Yesterday we heard that China is interested in brokering a partial trade deal, which helped stocks in Europe as well as the US. The positive signals from China are all well and good, but hopes aren’t too high as certain topics are not up for discussion as far as China is concerned.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,135.45 with a loss of –0.43% percent or –31.05 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,517.71 up with +0.34% percent or +18.57 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,092.91 with a loss of –0.011% percent or –1.35 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 26,346.01 up with +0.70% percent or +181.97 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,919.40 up with +0.91% percent or +26.34 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,903.74 up with +1.02% percent or +79.96 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,551.98 up with +0.45% percent or +95.60 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 25,702.51 up with +0.077% percent or +19.70 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,947.71 up with +0.78% percent or +22.85 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,868.84 with a loss of –0.81% percent or –309.11 point at 12:15 PM.