The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,333.69 up with +0.33% percent or +17.68 point . The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,508.50 up with +0.23% percent or +17.50 point. The DAX Futures is trading at 12,505.00 up with +0.10% percent or +13.00 point . The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures is trading at 3,404.00 up with +0.32% percent or +11.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Asian shares stumbled to their lowest in six months on Friday, hurt by signs U.S. trade battles with China and many other countries are starting to chip away at corporate profits, while oil prices were choppy before an OPEC meeting to discuss raising output.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan (MIAPJ0000PUS) dropped as much as 0.35 percent at one point to touch its weakest since early December before erasing losses to be up 0.15 percent. Still it was 2.3 percent off for the week.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (HSI) plumbed six-month lows, having lost 3.9 percent so far this week. South Korea’s KOSPI (KS11) hit nine-month lows and in mainland China, the CSI300 index (CSI300) lost almost 5 percent this week to one-year lows.
For the day the Dow is trading at 24,461.70 with a loss of -0.80% percent or -196.10 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,749.76 with a loss of -0.63% percent or -17.56 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,712.95 with a loss of -0.88% percent or -68.56 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 22,516.83 with a loss of -0.78% percent or -176.21 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 29,357.77 up with +0.21% percent or +61.72 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,889.76 up with +0.49% percent or +13.95 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 35,507.72 up with +0.21% percent or +75.33 point at 12:15 PM.