The DAX Futures is trading at 11,155.50  with a loss of -0.51% percent or -57.10 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,905.20  with a loss of -0.38% percent or -26.20 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 4,998.50 up with +0.51% percent or +25.50 point.  The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,155.50  with a loss of -0.22% percent or -7.00 point.


Germany’s seasonally adjusted harmonised unemployment was unchanged at an over 38-year low of 3.3 percent in December 2018, as the number of unemployed dropped further and employment rose slightly.

The number of unemployed people fell by 1.4 percent from a month earlier to 1.41 million in December, while employment edged up 0.1 percent to 42.06 million.
Compared with December 2017, unemployment dropped by 8.4 percent from 1.54 million people and the number of employed rose by 1 percent from 41.65 million.
Youth unemployment rate, measuring job-seekers under 25 years old, edged down to 6.0 percent in December, the lowest since February 1992, from 6.1 percent a month earlier.


For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 11,173.10   with a loss of -0.077% percent or -8.56  point.the FTSE 100 closed at 6,968.85 up with +0.39% percent or +27.22 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 4,992.72  up with  +0.36% percent or +17.96 point. 


For the day the Dow is trading at 24,999.67   with a loss of -0.061% percent or -15.19 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,704.10 up with +0.86% percent or +23.05 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,281.74  up with +1.37% percent or +98.66 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,788.39  up with +0.072% percent or +14.90 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 20,788.39 up with +0.072% percent or +14.90 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,618.23 up with +1.30% percent or +33.66 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,680.08  up with +1.17% percent or +423.39 point at 12:15 PM.