The DAX Futures is trading at 11,810.50  up with +0.61% percent or +71.40 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 7,167.80  with +0.85% percent or +60.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,413.80 up with +0.53% percent or +28.80 point.  The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,390.00 up with +0.47% percent or +16.00 point.


The persistent weakness in what was once the powerhouse of Europe doesn’t bode well for economic growth in the third quarter as Germany remains caught up in the US – Sino trade dispute. As global trade tensions show no signs of easing up and amid slowing demand from China and continued car industry woes, Germany entering a recession in the third quarter is almost a given.


For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 11,818.33 up with +0.61% percent or +73.88 point.the FTSE 100 closed at 7,175.93  up with +0.67% percent or +47.75 point. France’s CAC  40 closed at 5,412.44 up with +0.45% percent or +24.20 point.


For the day the Dow is trading at 26,252.24 up with +0.19% percent or +49.51  point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,922.95 with a loss of –0.051% percent or –1.48 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,991.39 with a loss of –0.36% percent or –28.82 point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 20,710.91 up with +0.40% percent or +82.90point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 26,188.50 up with +0.54% percent or +139.78 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,897.43 up with +0.49% percent or +13.99 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 36,612.10 up with +0.38% percent or +139.17  point at 12:15 PM.