The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,525.50 up with +0.20% percent or +11.00 point . The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,742.50 up with +0.28% percent or +21.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,909.50 up with +0.51% percent or +65.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,517.00 up with +0.46% percent or +16.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Global shares were on the mend on Friday as Pyongyang’s measured response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement to call off a key summit with North Korea healed market sentiment, although investors remained cautious.
North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan said Pyongyang still hoped for a “Trump formula” to resolve the standoff over its nuclear weapons program, noting that the country was open to resolving issues with the United States.
European shares are expected to recover with spread betters seeing Britain’s FTSE, France’s CAC and Germany’s Dax rising 0.5-0.6 percent.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan managed to eke out 0.1 percent gains, while South Korea’s Kospi pared much of its earlier loss of 0.9 percent to last trade down 0.2 percent.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,811.76 with a loss of -0.30% percent or -75.05 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,727.76 with a loss of -0.20% percent or -5.53 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,424.43 with a loss of -0.021% percent or -1.53 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,450.79 up with +0.061% percent or +13.78 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,605.04 with a loss of -0.51% percent or -155.37 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,141.30 with a loss of -0.42% percent or -13.35 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 34,814.32 up with +0.44% percent or +151.21 point at 12:15 PM.