The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,423.80 with +0.56% percent or +41.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 6,052.00 up with +0.62% percent or +37.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,580.50 up with +0.36% percent or +49.20 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,812.00 up with +0.32% percent or +12.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were a little weaker on Monday amid ongoing concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, as the UK declared it a “serious and imminent threat” to the public and health secretary Matt Hancock declared Wuhan and Hubei province in China an “infected area”.
That came as the death toll in China rose to 908, with more than 40,000 cases confirmed globally, eight of which were in the UK, and as analysts continued to pare their forecasts for Chinese economic growth in the first quarter.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 7,446.88 with a loss of –0.27% percent or –19.82 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 6,015.67 with a loss of –0.23% percent or –14.08 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,494.03 with a loss of –0.15% percent or –19.78 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 29,276.82 up with +0.60% percent or +174.31 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,352.09 with 0.73% percent or +24.38 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,628.39 up with +1.13% percent or +107.88 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 23,685.98 with a loss of –0.60% percent or –142.00 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,591.73 up with +1.29% percent or +350.39 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,901.67 up with +0.39% percent or +11.19 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 41,303.61 up with +0.79% percent or +323.99 point at 12:15 PM.