The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,076.50 with a loss of -0.41% percent or -25.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,846.00 with a loss of -0.66% percent or -32.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 11,965.50 with a loss of -0.67% or –80.30 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,161.00 up with -0.60% percent or -19.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks managed to cling on to some of their gains to close just above the waterline on Friday, having slid from earlier highs through the afternoon amid ongoing concerns about the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The FTSE 100 ended the session up 0.2% at 6,159.30, and the FTSE 250 was barely more than a point higher at 17,113.21.
Sterling was weaker against both of its major trading pairs, losing 0.72% on the dollar to last trade at $1.2329, and sliding 0.65% against the euro to €1.10.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 6,159.30 up with +0.20% percent or +12.16 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 4,909.64 with a loss of –0.18% percent or –8.93 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,089.39 with a loss of -0.73% percent or –88.48 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,015.55 with a loss of -2.84% percent or -730.05 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,009.05 with a loss of –2.42% percent or -74.71 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 9,757.22 with a loss of -2.59% percent or -259.78 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 21,995.04 with a loss of –2.30%percent or –517.04 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,227.02 with a loss of –1.32% percent or –322.97 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,955.75 with a loss of –0.80% percent or –23.80 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,738.22 with a loss of -1.23% percent or –433.05 point at 12:15 PM.