The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,354.50 up with +0.38% percent or +24.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,369.50 up with +0.00% percent or +0.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,207.20 with +0.65% or +84.90 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,470.00 up with +0.75% percent or +26.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Sterling was stronger against its major trading pairs, last rising 0.38% on the dollar to $1.3168, and advancing 0.28% against the euro to €1.142.
It was the second day that London’s top-flight index ended lower, after eight consecutive days of gains.
Sentiment took a hit from rising coronavirus cases, with the number of people requiring hospitalisation in France rising to a record level on Thursday, while UK infections surged by nearly 50%.
In addition, news of a stay-at-home order in Chicago from Monday and the potential closure of New York schools also weighed.
For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 6,316.39 with a loss of – percent or –22.55 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,380.16 up with percent or +17.59 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 13,076.72 up with percent or +23.77 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 29,479.81 with +percent or +399.64 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,585.15 with + percent or +48.14 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 11,829.28 with percent or +119.70 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 25,906.93 up with +percent or +521.06 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,306.71 up with +percent or +149.85 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,346.97 up with + percent or +36.86 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 43,637.98 with +percent or +280.79 point at 12:15 PM.