The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,131.50 with a loss of -0.26% percent or -16.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,915.50 up with +0.04% percent or +2.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,304.50 with a loss of -0.24% or -29.30 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,224.00 up with +0.03% percent or +1.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks had fallen a little further into the red by midday on Tuesday after the release of weaker-than-expected GDP figures and amid ongoing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
The FTSE 100 was 0.4% lower at 6,202.99, while sterling was down 0.1% against the dollar at 1.2281. Despite the downbeat tone, the top-flight index was on course for its best quarter since 2010.
Data released earlier by the Office for National Statistics showed the economy recorded its largest contraction in more than four decades in the first quarter of 2020, as consumers cut spending in the first few days of the coronavirus lockdown.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 6,169.74 with a loss of –0.90% percent or –56.03 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 4,935.99 with a loss of –0.19% percent or –9.46 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,310.93 up with +0.64%percent or ++78.81 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,812.88 up with +0.85% percent or +217.08 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,100.29 up with +1.54% percent or +47.05 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 10,058.77 with +1.87% percent or +184.61 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 22,121.73 with a loss of –0.75% percent or –166.41 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,427.19 up with 0.52% percent or +125.91 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,022.91 with 1.28% percent or +38.24 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,269.22 with +1.01% percent or +353.42 point at 12:15 PM.