The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,317.00 with a loss of -0.89% percent or -57.00 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,410.20 with a loss of -0.63% percent or -34.30 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,093.80 with a loss of -1.00% or -131.70 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,442.00 with a loss of -0.66% percent or -23.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
London stocks were set to fall at the open on Thursday as doubts creep in about how easy it will be to roll out a Covid-19 vaccine.
The FTSE 100 was called to open 52 points lower at 6,330 following eight consecutive days of gains. In the first half of the week, stocks rose sharply on news that the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech had shown 90% efficacy.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson said: “Having underperformed for a good part of this week the Nasdaq saw a fairly decent rebound, while the S&P500 closed to within a whisker of a new record close.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 6,330.77 with a loss of – percent or ?51.33 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,408.00 with a loss of – percent or ?37.21 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,090.72 with a loss of –percent or ?125.46 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 29,397.63 with a loss of percent or ?23.29 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,572.66 with + percent or +27.13 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,786.43 with percent or +232.58 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 25,520.88 up with +percent or +171.28 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,169.38 with a loss of –percent or –57.60 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,338.68 with a loss of – percent or –3.52 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 43,352.47 with a loss of –percent or ?241.20 point at 12:15 PM.