The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,363.00 up with +0.28% percent or +20.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,835.50  up with +0.24% percent or +14.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,143.00  up with +0.11% percent or +14.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,666.00 up with +0.16% percent or +6.00 point.


London stocks looked set to gain at the open on Tuesday amid growing optimism over a China-US trade deal.

The FTSE 100 was called to open 36 points higher at 7,405.

Upbeat comments from US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross over the weekend over trade relations with China were expected to continue to support sentiment.

CMC Markets analyst David Madden said: “During the course of Trump’s trade dispute with China, he suggested he could turn up the heat on Brussels, but remarks yesterday helped chip away at some of those fears.”


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,369.69  up with +0.92% percent or +67.27 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,824.30 up with +1.08%  percent or +62.42 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,136.28 up with +1.35% percent or +175.23   point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 27,462.11  up with +0.42% percent or  +114.75 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,078.27 up with 0.37% percent or +11.36 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,433.20  up with +0.56% percent or +46.80 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,251.99  with +1.76% percent or +401.22 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,621.28 up with +0.27% percent or ++73.98 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,991.56 up with +0.54% percent or +16.07  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,140.08 with a loss of –0.39% percent or –156.29  point at 12:15 PM.