The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 5,965.50 with +0.50% percent or +29.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,945.00 with a loss of -0.03% percent or -1.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,005.50 with+0.20% or +26.20 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,268.00 with +0.03% percent or +1.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were expected to rise at the open on Tuesday following a strong session on Wall Street, although the latest UK unemployment figures could put a dampener on things.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 19 points higher at 6,020.
Figures released earlier by the Office for National Statistics showed the unemployment rate rose to 4.5% in August from 4.1% in July, coming in above consensus expectations of 4.3%. This marked the highest level in more than three years.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 5,969.71 with a loss of – percent or –31.67 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 4,947.61 with a loss of – percent or -31.68 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,018.99 with a loss of –percent or –119.42 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 28,679.81 with a loss of –percent or ?157.71 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,511.93 with a loss of – percent or ?22.29 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,863.90 with a loss of – percent or ?12.36 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 23,626.73 up with + percent or +24.95 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,645.96 with a loss of –percent or ?3.72 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,342.96 with a loss of – percent or ?16.79 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,383.80 with a loss of – percent or ?241.71 point at 12:15 PM.