The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,134.20  with a loss of  -0.54% percent or -38.80 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,584.50 with +0.30% percent or +16.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,225.00 up with  +0.30% percent or +36.70 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,496.00 up with +0.52% percent or +18.00 point.


 London stocks were set to edge lower at the open on Friday as the pound was boosted by hopes that a Brexit deal can be struck.

The FTSE 100 was called to open 22 points lower at 7,164.

Sterling was trading up 0.2% against the dollar at 1.2462, having rallied 2% on Thursday after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Premier Leo Varadkar said in a joint statement that they saw a pathway to a possible Brexit deal.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,165.68 with a loss of -0.29% percent or –20.68 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,569.05 up with +1.27% percent or +69.91 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,164.20  up with +0.58% percent or +69.94  point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,496.67 up with +0.57% percent or  +181.97  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,938.13  up with +0.64% percent or +18.73 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,950.78  up with +0.60% percent or +47.04 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 21,798.87  up with +1.15% percent or +246.89 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,313.84  up with +2.36% percent or  +605.91 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,973.66 up with +0.88% percent or +25.95 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 37,967.01  up with 0.23% percent or +86.61  point at 12:15 PM.