The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,568.20   up with +0.49% percent or +36.70 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 6,064.00 up with +0.65% percent or +39.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,606.50  up with +0.63% percent or +84.60 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,790.00 up with +0.53% percent or +20.00 point.


The FTSE 100 was down 0.53% at 7,610.70 as concerns about the coronavirus weighed on risk appetite after China confirmed that it can spread between humans. Adding to the downbeat mood was Moody’s downgrade of Hong Kong’s credit rating to Aa2 from Aa3. The ratings agency also cut its outlook on HK to ‘negative’ from ‘stable’ following months of pro-democracy protests.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,610.70 with a loss of –0.53% percent or –40.74  point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 6,045.99   with a loss of –0.54% percent or –32.54 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,555.87 up with +0.05% percent or +6.93  point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 29,196.04 with a loss of –0.52% percent or –152.06  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,320.79  with a loss of –0.27% percent or -8.83  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,370.81 with a loss of –0.19% percent or –18.14 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 24,031.35  up with +0.70% percent or +166.79   point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,362.09 up with +1.35% percent or +376.76  point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,060.75 up with +0.28% percent or +8.61 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,234.12 with a loss of –0.22% percent or –89.69 point at 12:15 PM.