The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,215.00  up with +0.42% percent or +30.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,687.50 up with +0.80% percent or +45.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,568.30 up with +0.78% percent or +97.70 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,578.00  up with +0.96% percent or +34.00 point.


 London stocks were set to nudge higher at the open on Tuesday as investors mulled the latest Brexit and trade-related developments and eyed the release of key UK jobs data.

The FTSE 100 was called to open six points higher at 7,219.

CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “Talks between the EU and UK still appear to be stuck in the same old rut, though optimism was rising that some compromises might be forthcoming in the coming days, given comments yesterday from Finnish PM Antti Rinne last night that more time was needed, raising the prospect of an emergency Brexit summit next week, as well as indications from officials on both sides that there could be a compromise on the Irish border.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,231.47 up with +0.25% percent or +18.02 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,688.73 up with +0.81% percent or +45.66 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,562.39  up with +0.57% percent or +70.00   point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,787.36 with a loss of –0.11% percent or  –29.23  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,966.15  with a loss of –0.14% percent or –4.12 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,048.65 with a loss of –0.10% percent or –8.39 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,207.21  up with +1.87% percent or +408.34 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,503.79  with a loss of –0.068% percent or –18.06 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,991.05 with a loss of –0.56% percent or –16.84 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,454.09 up with +0.63% percent or +239.62  point at 12:15 PM.