The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,562.20  up with +0.09% percent or +7.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 6,056.50 up with +0.11% percent or +6.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,525.00  up with +0.13% percent or +17.80 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,795.88 up with +0.62% percent or +23.32 point.


London stocks mainly remained positive by the close on Thursday, amid easing geopolitical tensions, with all eyes on the retail sector after updates from the likes of Marks & Spencer and Tesco.

The FTSE 100 ended the session 0.31% higher at 7,598.12, while the FTSE 250 dipped below the waterline in late trading to finish 0.04% weaker at 21,643.07.

Sterling was last 0.26% weaker against the dollar at $1.3063 and down 0.25% against the euro at €1.1764, after outgoing Bank of England governor Mark Carney struck a dovish tone in a speech at an event on inflation targeting, suggesting that the central bank could cut interest rates soon.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,598.12  up with +0.31% percent or +23.19  point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 6,042.55 up with +0.19% percent or +11.56 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,495.06  up with +1.31% percent or +174.88  point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 28,956.90 up with +0.74% percent or +211.81  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,274.70  up with +0.67% percent or ++21.65  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,203.43 up with +0.81% percent or +74.18 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,850.57   up with +0.47% percent or +110.70  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,626.64 up with +0.23% percent or +65.64 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,092.29  with a loss of –0.084% percent or –2.59  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,756.69  up with +0.73% percent or +304.34 point at 12:15 PM.