The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,315.00 up with +0.14% percent or +10.40 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,929.79  with a loss of -0.16% percent or –9.48 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,230.30  up with +0.19% percent or +25.60 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,706.00  up with +0.16% percent or +6.00  point.


London listed shares edged higher at the start of the week despite conflicting reports regarding the status of ongoing trade talks between Washington and Beijing and strength in Sterling.

Overnight, China’s Ministry of Commerce described contacts at the weekend between top trade negotiators from both sides, as “constructive”.

But come early afternoon in London, citing a source in the Chinese government, CNBC reported that the mood in Beijing about reaching a phase-one trade deal was “pessimistic” after the US President had denied during the previous week that he had agreed to roll-back trade tariffs.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,307.70 up with +0.065% percent or +4.76 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,929.79  with a loss of –0.16%  percent or –9.48 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,207.01 with a loss of -0.26% percent or -34.74    point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,036.22  up with +0.11% percent or +31.33 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,122.03 up with +0.050% percent or +1.57 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,549.94  up with +0.11% percent or +9.11 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,292.65 with a loss of –0.53% percent or –124.11 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,072.95 up with +1.47% percent or +391.86 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,933.99  up with +0.85% percent or +24.79   point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,447.93  up with +0.41% percent or +163.74  point at 12:15 PM.