The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,528.46 up with +1.39% percent or +75.74 point .The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,772.00 with a loss of -0.21% percent or -16.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 13,137.00 up with +0.05% percent or +6.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,536.00 up with +0.11% percent or +4.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asian shares wobbled on Friday as investors braced for U.S. tariffs against China, while the euro flirted with two-week lows after a cautious European Central Bank indicated it would not raise interest rates for some time.
Spreadbetters expected a slightly better tone in European equities, forecasting a higher open for Britain’s FTSE, Germany’s DAX and France’s CAC.
U.S. President Donald Trump has made up his mind to impose “pretty significant” tariffs and will unveil a list targeting $50 billion of Chinese goods on Friday, an administration official said. Beijing has warned that it was ready to respond.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 25,175.31 with a loss of –0.10% percent or –25.89 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,782.49 with +0.25% percent or +6.86 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,761.04 up with +0.85% percent or +65.34 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,851.75 up with +0.50% percent or +113.14 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 30,399.38 with a loss of –0.13% percent or –40.79 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,022.93 with a loss of –0.70% percent or –21.23 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,543.18 with a loss of –0.16% percent or –56.64 point at 12:15 PM.