The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,226.00  up with +0.17% percent or +12.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,844.50  up with +0.14% percent or +8.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,081.50  with a loss of -0.01% percent or -1.30 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,668.00 with 0.00% percent or 0.00% point.


Against that backdrop, the FTSE 100 was down 0.28% at 7,213.76, after recouping nearly a full percentage point of losses when compared to its intra-day lows, as the pound added 0.24% against the US dollar to 1.3178 and 0.03% firmer versus the euro at 1.1886, even as traders waited on the release of YouGov’s closely-followed MRP poll ahead of the general election.

Data released by the Office for National Statistics showed that Britain’s economy flatlined in October as growth in services was offset by declines in construction and manufacturing output.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,213.76  with a loss of –0.28% percent or –20.14 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,848.03 up with 0.18% percent or +10.78 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,070.72  with a loss of -0.27% percent or –34.89 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 27,881.72 with a loss of –0.100% percent or –27.88  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,132.52  with a loss of –0.11% percent or –3.44 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,616.18  with a loss of –0.065% percent or –5.64 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,391.86  with a loss of –0.078% percent or –18.33 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,641.78 up with +0.78% percent or +205.16 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,924.42  up with +0.24% percent or +7.10  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,274.43  up with +0.086% percent or +34.55  point at 12:15 PM.