The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,187.50 with a loss of -0.14% percent or -10.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,682.00 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -0.34% point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,613.00 with a loss of -0.15% percent or -19.00 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,582.00 with a loss of -0.22% percent or -8.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to fall at the open on Wednesday, with a strong pound likely to weigh on the top-flight index amid growing hopes that a Brexit deal can be agreed, as investors eyed key UK inflation data.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 18 points lower at 7,193. Meanwhile, the pound was down 0.1% against the dollar at 1.2778, having surged to its highest level against the greenback since May on Tuesday on hopes of a Brexit deal.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,208.62 with a loss of –0.042% percent or –3.02 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,689.03 with a loss of –0.23% percent or –13.01 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,636.03 up with +0.049% percent or +6.24 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,024.80 up with +0.89% percent or +237.44 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,995.68 up with +1.00% percent or +29.53 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,148.71 up with +1.24% percent or +100.06 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,472.92 up with +1.20% percent or +265.71 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,628.74 up with +0.47% percent or +124.81 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,978.71 with a loss of –0.41% percent or –12.33 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 38,454.64 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –51.45 point at 12:15 PM.