The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,325.00  with a loss of -0.53% percent or -38.80 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,879.50 with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,163.00  with a loss of -0.68% percent or -90.10 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,678.00 with a loss of -0.65% percent or –24.00  point.


In currencies, the pound was last 0.26% weaker against the dollar at $1.2784, but had gained 0.02% on the euro to €1.1601.

Sentiment ended rosier on Thursday, after news that the US and China had agreed to roll back tariffs as part of a ‘phase one’ trade deal.

Those hopes were soon dashed by reports of division among the Trump administration overnight, however.

Reuters cited sources familiar with the talks as saying that the agreement between the US and China to roll back tariffs faces “fierce” internal opposition in the White House and from outside advisers.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,359.38 with a loss of –0.63% percent or  –47.03 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,889.70  with a loss of –0.022%  percent or ?1.28 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,228.56  with a loss of -0.46%percent or -60.90   point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 27,681.24  up with +0.023% percent or  +6.44 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,093.08 up with +0.26% percent or +7.90 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,475.31  up with +0.48% percent or +40.80 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,331.84  with a loss of –0.26% percent or –60.03 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,852.82  with a loss of –2.89% percent or –798.32 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,909.97  with a loss of –1.83% percent or –54.21   point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,217.63 with a loss of –0.26% percent or –105.98  point at 12:15 PM.