FTSE Futures Morning Update on 20 May. 2020

The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 5,970.20 with a loss of -0.50%percent or -29.80  point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,432.20 with a loss of -0.34% percent or -15.30 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 11,055.50 up with +0.86% or +94.70 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 2,879.00 with a loss of -0.55% percent or -16.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

London stocks were set to edge lower at the open on Wednesday amid doubts over a potential coronavirus vaccine from US biotechnology company Moderna.

The FTSE 100 was called to open 15 points lower at 5,987.

Overnight, shares of Moderna Therapeutics slumped after “several vaccine experts” cast doubt on the company’s claim that its Covid-19 vaccine candidate had generated a significant immune response in a small sample of patients.

YESTERDAY ACTIVITY

For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 5,982.18 with a loss of –0.33% percent or –20.05 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 4,458.16 with a loss of –0.89% percent or –40.18 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 11,075.29 up with +0.15% percent or +16.42 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 24,206.86  with a loss of -1.59% percent or -390.51 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,922.94 with a loss of –1.05%percent or ?30.97 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,185.10  with a loss of -0.54% percent or -49.72 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,595.15 up with +0.79% percent or +161.70 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,366.21  with a loss of  –0.090% percent or ?21.92  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,883.74  with a loss of –0.51% percent or –14.84 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 30,483.29 up with +0.95% percent or +287.12  point at 12:15 PM.

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