The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 5,425.50 with a loss of -0.60% percent or -33.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,192.00 with a loss of -0.63% percent or -26.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 9,486.00 with a loss of -1.05% or -100.70 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 2,628.00 with a loss of -0.57% percent or -15.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to fall at the open on Friday as investors continued to fret about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and looked ahead to the release of the latest US non-farm payrolls report.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 62 points lower at 5,418.
Ipek Ozkardeskaya, senior analyst at Swissquote Bank, said: “The US non-farm payrolls are expected to unveil 100,000 job losses in March. But looking at the devastating jobless claims figures, it is possible we see significantly worse figures.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 5,424.40 with a loss of –1.02% percent or –55.82 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 4,194.41 with a loss of –0.64%% percent or –26.91 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 9,501.03 with a loss of -0.73% percent or –69.79 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 21,413.44 up with 2.24% percent or +469.93 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,526.90 with +2.28% percent or +56.40 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,487.31 up with +1.72% percent or +126.73 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 17,820.19 up with +0.0082% percent or +1.47 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 23,161.64 with a loss of –0.51% percent or –118.42 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,763.99 with a loss of –1.69% percent or –16.65 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 27,823.09 with a loss of –1.56% percent or –442.22 point at 12:15 PM.