The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,254.30 up with +0.14% percent or +10.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,881.00 with a loss of -0.08% percent or –5.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,158.50 with a loss of -0.06% percent or -0.06% point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,682.00 up with +0.05% percent or +2.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks remained below the waterline at the close on Friday, amid concerns about a lack of progress in China-US trade talks, although British Gas owner Centrica bucked the trend on the back of a well-received trading statement.
The FTSE 100 ended the session down 0.33% at 7,238.55, while the FTSE 250 was 0.51% weaker at 20,369.86.
In currencies, the pound was last 0.09% weaker against the dollar at $1.2913, and was flat on the euro at €1.1671.
Late on Wednesday, Reuters reported that a phase one trade deal between the US and China might not be agreed this year.
However, there were also reports overnight that China’s top negotiator, Liu He, is “cautiously optimistic” about signing a phase one deal.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,238.55 with a loss of –0.33% percent or -23.94 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,881.21 with a loss of –0.22% percent or –12.82 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,137.70 with a loss of -0.16% percent or –20.44 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 27,766.29 with a loss of –0.20% percent or –54.80 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,103.54 with a loss of –0.16% percent or –4.92 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,506.21 with a loss of –0.24% percent or –20.52 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,112.88 up with +0.32% percent or +74.30 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,534.26 up with +0.25% percent or +67.38 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,885.11 with a loss of –0.64% percent or –18.53 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,357.00 with a loss of –0.54% percent or –218.17 point at 12:15 PM.