The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 5,888.80 up with +0.27% percent or +15.80 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,955.00 up with +0.61% percent or +30.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,784.80 up with +0.59% or +75.10 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,240.00 with +0.43% percent or +14.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to edge higher on Wednesday as investors mulled the latest UK inflation and borrowing figures.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 17 points higher at 5,906.
Figures released earlier by the Office for National Statistics showed that consumer price inflation rose to 0.5% in September from 0.2% the month before, in line with expectations.
Meanwhile, public sector net borrowing for September came in at of £36.1bn versus consensus of £33.6bn, marking the third highest since records began in 1993.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 5,889.22 up with + percent or +4.57 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 4,929.28 with a loss of – percent or -13.34 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 12,736.95 with a loss of –percent or ?117.71 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 28,308.79 up with +percent or +113.37 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,443.12 with + percent or +16.20 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,516.49 up with percent or +37.61 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 23,639.46 up with + percent or +72.42 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,817.59 up with +percent or +248.05 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,325.02 with a loss of – percent or –3.08 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 40,936.67 up with +percent or +392.30 point at 12:15 PM.