The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,409.00  up with +0.22% percent or +16.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,925.50 up with +0.69% percent or +40.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,251.80  with a loss of -0.04% percent or –5.70 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,704.00  with a loss of -0.05% percent or -2.00  point.


“Beijing on Sunday said it will increase penalties for IP violations, and lower the bar for criminal proceedings to be brought in cases of alleged IP theft. This could be an important step forward, but we as ever will only believe it when we see it. The focus is on agreeing some kind of phase one deal before the Dec 15 deadline for about $150bn in tariffs to raise.”


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,396.29  up with +0.95% percent or +69.48 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,924.86  up with +0.54% percent or +31.74 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,246.45  up with +0.63% percent or +82.57    point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,066.47  up with +0.68% percent or +190.85 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,133.64 up with +0.75% percent or +23.35 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,632.49  up with +1.32% percent or +112.60 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,373.32 up with +0.35% percent or +80.51 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,929.19  with a loss of –0.24% percent or –63.85 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,909.91 up with +0.13% percent or +3.75   point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,926.93  up with +0.092% percent or  +37.70  point at 12:15 PM.