The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,421.00  up with +0.22% percent or +16.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,941.50 up with +0.22% percent or +13.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,277.00  up with +0.13% percent or +16.70 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,712.00  up with +0.16% percent or +6.00  point.


The FTSE 100 was up just 0.1% at 7,403.14, while the pound was down by 0.37% against the US dollar to 1.2855 and by 0.37% versus the euro at 1.1669, as polls pointed to a tightening gap between the Conservative and Labour parties ahead of next month’s general election. A Kantar survey out earlier showed that the Tories have an 11-point lead over Labour, down from an 18-point lead a week ago.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at  7,403.14  up with +0.093% percent or +6.85 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,929.62  up with +0.081% percent or +4.77 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,236.42  with a loss of –0.076% percent or –10.03    point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,121.68 up with +0.20% percent or +55.21 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,140.52 up with +0.22% percent or +6.88 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,647.93  up with +0.18% percent or +15.44 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,437.77 up with +0.28% percent or +64.45 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,942.69  up with +0.11% percent or +28.77 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,903.19  with a loss of –0.13% percent or –3.87   point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,906.23  up with +0.21% percent or  +84.93  point at 12:15 PM.