The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,483.00 with +0.00% percent or +0.00 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 5,866.70 up with +4.05% percent or +228.20 point.  The DAX Futures is trading at 10,688.60 up with ++2.83% or +294.10 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 2,881.00 up with +1.77% percent or +50.00 point.


Staying in the banking sector, top executives at HSBC (LON:HSBA) and Standard Chartered (LON:STAN) announced they would forgo their bonuses for 2020 and donate part of their salaries to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. HSBC shares climbed 1.2% and Standard Chartered shares rose 3.5%.

The two banks said at the start of this month that they would cancel their dividends and suspend buybacks.

Elsewhere, shares in Suez (PA:SEVI) rose 2.4% after the French water and water management company said it was reducing, but not suspending, its 2019 dividend.


For the day France’s CAC  40 closed at 4,506.85 up with +1.44%% percent or +64.10 point. the FTSE 100 closed at 5,842.66 up with +2.90% percent or +164.93 point. Germany’s DAX closed at 10,564.74 up with  +2.24% percent or +231.85  point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 23,719.37 up with +1.22% percent or +285.80 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,789.82 up with +1.45%percent or +39.84  point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 8,153.58 up with +0.77% percent or +62.67 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 19,043.40 witha loss of –2.33% percent or –455.10 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 24,300.33 up with  +1.38%  percent or +329.96 point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,783.18 with a loss of –0.48% percent or –13.45  point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 30,835.34  with a loss of  –1.04% percent or –324.28  point at 12:15 PM.