The DAX Futures is trading at 14,096.50 up with +0.80% or +112.40 point.The FTSE 100 Futures is trading at 6,859.80 with +0.44% percent or +30.30 point. The CAC 40 Futures is trading at 5,677.50 with +0.86% percent or +48.50 point. The EURO Stoxx 50 Futures trading at 3,644.00 up with +0.80% percent or +29.00 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
The IHS Markit Germany Construction PMI increased to 47.1 in December of 2020 from 45.6 in November, pointing to the 10th consecutive month of falling construction activity although the downturn eased. Activity and new orders fell at a slower pace, employment came close to stabilising and constructors’ purchasing activity rose for the first time in ten months. However, the latter partly reflected a response to growing supply pressures, with constructors still pessimistic towards future activity due to concerns about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on client demand in the months ahead. Finally, constructors generally remained downbeat due to worries about the hit to client budgets from the pandemic. Firms were even slightly more pessimistic than in November, but less so than the lows seen during the first COVID wave.
For the day Germany’s DAX closed at 13,968.24 with +percent or +76.27 point.the FTSE 100 closed at 6,856.96 up with +percent or +15.10 point. France’s CAC 40 closed at 5,669.85 up with + percent or +39.25 point.
For the day the Dow is trading at 31,041.13 up with percent or +211.73 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 3,803.79 up with + percent or +55.65 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 13,067.48 up with + percent or +326.69 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at at 28,128.44 up with +percent or +638.31 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 27,833.91 up with +percent or +285.39 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 3,554.36 with a loss of – percent or ?21.85 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 48,555.39 up with +percent or +462.07 point at 12:15 PM.