The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,736.00 up with +0.85% percent or +56.50 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 6,139.00 up with +1.20% percent or +73.00 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 15,202.50 up with +1.12% or +168.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,910.00  with 0.00% percent or 0.00 point.


 London stocks closed the Good Friday-truncated week with a positive finish on Thursday, as a surprise rise in US jobless claims was apparently offset by US President Joe Biden’s $2trn infrastructure plan, a profit upgrade from Next and encouraging manufacturing data.

The FTSE 100 ended the session up 0.35% at 6,737.30, and the FTSE 250 managed gains of 0.99% to 21,732.67.

Sterling was in a mixed state, meanwhile, last gaining 0.36% on the dollar to trade at $1.3832, but slipping 0.02% against the euro to €1.1748.


For the day the FTSE 100 closed at 6,737.30  up with +0.35%percent or +23.67  point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 6,102.96 up with +0.59%percent or +35.73 point.Germany’s DAX closed at 15,107.17  up with +0.66% percent or +98.83 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 33,153.21 up with +0.52%percent or +171.66 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 4,019.87 up with +1.18% percent or +46.98 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,480.10 up with +1.76% percent or  +233.23 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 29,854.00 up with +1.58%percent or ++465.13 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 28,938.74  up with 1.97% percent or +560.39  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 3,484.39 up with +0.52% percent or +18.06 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 50,029.83 up with percent or +520.68 point at 12:15 PM.