The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,529.20 with a loss of -0.33% percent or -21.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,805.00  up with +1.86% percent or +106.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,937.00 with a loss of -0.72% or -100.80 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,688.00 with a loss of  -0.35% percent or -13.00 point.


European shares started March on a strong note as the bond market sell off eased with yields falling, while investors also took heart from Covid vaccine rollouts, although inflationary fears persisted.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 6,588.53 up with 1.62%percent or  +105.10 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at5,792.79 up with +1.57%percent or  +89.57 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 14,012.82 up with +1.64%percent or +226.53 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 31,535.51 up with +1.95%percent or  +603.14 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,901.82 up with +2.38% percent or +90.67 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,588.83 up with +3.01% percent or  +396.48 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 29,420.63  with a loss of -0.82%percent or –242.87point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,119.40 with a loss of -1.13%percent or ?333.17 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,496.11  with a loss of -1.56% percent or -55.29 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 50,089.05 up with  +0.47% percent or +233.66 point at 12:15 PM.